The Denver Nuggets trail 55-48 to the Los Angeles Lakers at halftime at the Staples Center. If the Nuggets lose, they'll trail L.A. in the best-of-seven first round series 2-0. Denver has shot just 38 percent from the field (20-of-52), while the Lakers are 24-of-45 (53.3%).
Kobe Bryant leads the Lakers with 21 points on 9-of-12 shooting from the field. Andrew Bynum has scored 16 points and grabbed six rebounds on 7-of-9 shooting for the Lakers.
Point guard Ty Lawson has eight points and five assists at the half for Denver. Al Harrington came off the bench to score eight for the Nuggets. Kenneth Faried and Danilo Gallinari have six points after two quarters.
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