At the end of the first quarter of play, the Los Angeles Lakers hold a 26-24 lead over the Denver Nuggets. Ron Artest leads the Lakers with nine points while Lamar Odom and Pau Gasol share the team lead in rebounds with five each. For the Denver Nuggets, Carmelo Anthony has 11 points and five rebounds (four offensive). Neither team is shooting well right now, the Lakers at 36.4 percent and the Nuggets at 37.0 percent.
Lakers Vs. Nuggets: Los Angeles Holds Two-Point Lead Over Denver, 26-24
By Russ Oates