The Denver Nuggets have played well against the Los Angeles Lakers through 24 minutes of play and hold a 51-45 lead at halftime. While Denver has yet to hit a three-pointer (0-8), they've been very effective inside the arc.
Danilo Gallinari leads the Nuggets with 12 points on 6-11 shooting; Andre Miller is also in double figures with 11. The Nuggets shot 51.1% as a team in the first half and finished +4 in the turnover category.
Kobe Bryant leads Los Angeles with 12 points, though he's just 5-13 from the field. Andrew Bynum has 11 points and four rebounds.
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