Denver Nuggets With a Dunkfest on the Los Angeles Lakers (VIDEO)
Rough night for L.A.
The Denver Nuggets converted 33 fastbreak points against the Los Angeles Lakers (many in spectacular, high-flying fashion), to go along with an eye-popping 78 points in the pain. The result? A convincing 119-108 win. Per the OC Register: “Fast-break points? Denver 33, Los Angeles 3. ‘Man,’ Kobe Bryant said, ‘that’s a killer.’ The Lakers are last in the NBA in points allowed per game off turnovers, and that’s just how Denver took control of this game – also running off Bryant’s early missed shots. The Nuggets kept control with Dwight Howard shooting 3-for-14 on free throws and Bryant’s individual defensive effort lacking even as he rediscovered his shooting stroke. [...] With the help of those fast-break points, Denver finished with 78 points in the paint. ‘That’s a lot-lot-lot,’ Mike D’Antoni said.”