The Denver Nuggets will be in an 0-2 hole on Friday night when their playoff series with the Los Angeles Lakers moves to the Pepsi Center. The Nuggets lost to the Lakers, 104-100, on Tuesday night.
The Nuggets battled back in the fourth quarter, led by Ty Lawson, but it proved to be too little too late. Lawson finished the game with 25 points (11-of-17 shooting) and seven assists. Kenneth Faried scored 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds.
Outside of those two, the Nuggets didn't have a good night shooting from its starters. Danilo Gallinari finished the game with 13 points, but he was 5-of-18 from the field. Arron Afflalo missed all five three-point shots he attempted, but the entire team was just 4-of-19 from beyond the arc.
Corey Brewer and Al Harrington combined for 24 points from off the bench.
The Lakers, naturally, were led by Kobe Bryant and his 38 points. Andrew Bynum came up with 27 points and nine rebounds after his triple-double in Game 1. Pau Gasol put in 13 points and 10 rebounds.
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