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2012 NBA Playoffs: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Denver Nuggets, Western Conference First Round, Game 3

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2012 NBA Playoffs Western Conference First Round
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Denver Nuggets

Denver Nuggets

Series Index:

G.1: Lakers 103, Nuggets 88 - at Los Angeles
G.2: Lakers 104, Nuggets 100 - at Los Angeles
G.3: Nuggets 99, Lakers 84 - at Denver
G.4: Lakers 92, Nuggets 88 - at Denver
G.5: Nuggets 102, Lakers 99 - at Los Angeles
G.6: Nuggets 113, Lakers 96 - at Denver
G.7: Lakers 96, Nuggets 87 - at Los Angeles
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Los Angeles Lakers 2 - 1 Denver Nuggets

GAME 3: L.A. Lakers 84 - Denver Nuggets 99

Leaders Points Rebounds Assists
Lakers Bryant: 22 Bynum: 12 Bryant/Sessions: 6
Nuggets Lawson: 25 Faried/McGee: 15 Lawson: 7
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Tot
LAL 14 25 26 19 84
DEN 30 25 17 27 99
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May 4 - Denver. After never trailing in their two wins in Los Angeles, the Lakers had very uninspired night in which they allowed the Nuggets to run over them with 28-2 run spanning the first and second periods. They could never fully recover and lost 99-84 in game 3.

When that fatidic run ended the Nuggets were up by 24, 38-14. By then Ty Lawson had scored 13 of his 25 points, most of them running at a speed no Laker could match.

The Lakers reacted and slowly closed the gap to single digits in the third quarter but in the fourth they were too erratic and couldn't figure it out how to finally catch up Denver despite getting as close as 81-88 with two minutes to go.

Kobe Bryant led the Lakers with 22 points but he needed 23 shots to get them while Andrew Bynum, a big contributor so far in these series, had a first half to forget. In the second half he showed some spark and finished with 18 points and 12 rebounds but it was too late. The Lakers had proved they have a clear matchup advantage in size and talent in the paint with Bynum and Pau Gasol but in this game they were dominated by JaVale McGee who had 16 points and 15 rebounds and 4 blocks and the very undersized Kenneth Faried who had 12 points and grabbed 15 rebounds.

Game 4 is Sunday and the Lakers still won't count with Metta World Peace who is suspended for 3 more games.

The Quotes

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Kobe Bryant (Lakers): "."

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Matt Barnes (Lakers):

George Karl (Nuggets Coach): ""

Danilo Gallinari (Nuggets): ""

Highlights

Los Angeles Lakers Denver Nuggets
Leaders: Pts Reb Ast St Bl More
Kobe Bryant 22 6 6 - -  
Andrew Bynum 18 12 2 - 2  
Pau Gasol 16 7 3 - 4  
Ramon Sessions 15 9 6 - -  
Matt Barnes 6 3 2 - 2  
Leaders: Pts Reb Ast St Bl More
Ty Lawson 25 4 7 2 -  
JaVale McGee 16 15 2 2 4  
Danilo Gallinari 13 6 2 1 -  
Kenneth Faried 12 15 2 1 -  
Arron Afflalo 10 1 1 2 -  

Complete Boxscore

LOS ANGELES LAKERS
Starters Min FG 3P FT Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF +/- Pts 
Pau Gasol, PF 40 7-13 1-2 1-2 1 6 7 3 0 4 1 4 -5 16
Devin Ebanks, SF 16 2-5 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 +1 4
Andrew Bynum, C 41 5-11 0-0 8-8 4 8 12 2 0 2 2 3 -16 18
Kobe Bryant, SG 41 7-23 3-10 5-6 3 3 6 6 0 0 6 4 -12 22
Ramon Sessions, PG 38 5-13 0-4 5-7 1 8 9 6 0 0 2 2 -10 15
Bench Min FG 3P FT Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF +/- Pts 
Matt Barnes, SF 21 2-9 1-5 1-2 2 1 3 2 0 2 2 1 -9 6
Steve Blake, PG 28 1-4 1-4 0-0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 4 -17 3
Josh McRoberts, PF 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0
Jordan Hill, C 14 0-0 0-0 0-0 2 4 6 0 0 0 1 0 -6 0
Andrew Goudelock, G 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Christian Eyenga, SF 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 29-78 6-25 20-25 13 31 44 21 1 10 15 19   84
Percentages: 37.2% 24.0% 80.0%
Fast break points:   9
Points in the paint:   32
Team TO ( points off ):   15 (20)
+/- denotes team's net points while the player is on the court.
DENVER NUGGETS
Starters Min FG 3P FT Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF +/- Pts 
Kenneth Faried, F 36 6-16 0-0 0-0 6 9 15 2 1 0 0 3 +5 12
Danilo Gallinari, SF 33 3-11 0-3 7-8 1 5 6 2 1 0 1 5 -1 13
Timofey Mozgov, C 14 0-3 0-0 0-0 2 3 5 0 0 1 3 3 -8 0
Arron Afflalo, SG 25 3-9 2-3 2-2 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 1 +4 10
Ty Lawson, PG 38 9-19 1-3 6-7 1 3 4 7 2 0 0 2 +23 25
Bench Min FG 3P FT Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF +/- Pts 
Al Harrington, PF 17 2-4 1-3 2-2 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 3 +1 7
Andre Miller, PG 32 5-12 1-1 2-2 2 3 5 6 0 0 1 1 +17 13
Corey Brewer, SF 16 1-7 1-3 0-0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 3 +4 3
JaVale McGee, C 28 8-12 0-0 0-2 6 9 15 2 2 4 1 4 +30 16
Totals 37-93 6-16 19-23 19 35 54 23 9 5 6 25   99
Percentages: 39.8% 37.5% 82.6%
Fast break points:   19
Points in the paint:   52
Team TO ( points off ):   7 (6)
+/- denotes team's net points while the player is on the court.
Flagrant Fouls: None
Technical Fouls: PLAYERS: None - TEAMS (def3sec): None - COACHES: None
Officials: Jason Phillips , Michael Smith , Dan Crawford

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