The Los Angeles Lakers and Denver Nuggets each scored 26 points in the third quarter on Tuesday night at Staples Center. That means the Lakers will bring the same seven point they entered the third quarter with into the fourth quarter.
Kobe Bryant has 27 points and three rebounds on 12-of-17 shooting to lead the Lakers. Center Andrew Bynum has 20 points and eight rebounds on 9-of-14 shooting from the field. Pau Gasol has 10 points on 5-of-7 shooting for L.A.
Ty Lawson is 6-of-11 from the field and leads Denver with 15 points and five assists. Rookie forward Kenneth Farried has eight points and six rebounds on 4-of-5 shooting from the field for the Nuggets.
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