Nuggets Vs. Lakers: Los Angeles Takes Early 11-Point Lead

The Denver Nuggets' attempt for a third straight win has not gotten off on the right foot, as the Los Angeles Lakers jumped out to a 30-19 lead after the first quarter of Friday night's match up at the Staples Center. The Lakers were powered by center Andrew Bynum, who fresh off of an astounding 30 rebound game, put up 10 points, three rebounds and two assists in the first quarter.

The Lakers— minus the injured Kobe Bryant— shot 52% as a team in the first quarter, and outrebounded the Nuggets 15-9. Denver meanwhile made only 8-23 field goals and missed on all three of its long range attempts, with Ty Lawson and Danilo Gallinari going a combined 2-10 from the field. Kenneth Faried led the Nuggets with five rebounds, and tied with Lawson for the points lead with four.

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