Nuggets Vs. Lakers Score Update, Game 5: Denver Leads 76-65 After 3 Quarters

The Denver Nuggets lead the Los Angeles Lakers 76-65 through three quarters on Tuesday at the Staples Center. Denver trails in the best-of-seven series 3-1 and needs a road win tonight to force at Game 6 at home. L.A. is 23-of-63 from the floor thus far, good for a woeful 36 percent shooting percentage.

Shooting guard Arron Afflalo has 15 points and four rebounds on 7-of-15 shooting to lead the Nuggets. Forward Danilo Gallinari has 14 points and is 6-of-6 from the free throw line. Andre Miller has 14 points on 4-of-5 shooting. JaVale McGee has 13 points and 10 rebounds on 5-of-7 shooting.

Kobe Bryant leads the Lakers with 29 points on 9-of-20 shooting. Andrew Bynum has 11 points and eight rebounds.

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Denver. For more in-depth coverage, head over to Nuggets blog Denver Stiffs. And for updates from around the league, check out SB Nation's NBA news hub.

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