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Bryant, Lakers try to hold off Anthony, Nuggets

Apr 3, 2007 - 4:20 PM Denver (36-36) at La Lakers (39-34) 10:30 pm EDT

LOS ANGELES (Ticker) -- Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers must be licking their chops at the sight of the Denver Nuggets.

Bryant and the Lakers seek their ninth straight home victory over the Nuggets when the teams square off Tuesday.

Los Angeles has won six of its last eight, including a 126-103 victory against the Sacramento Kings on Sunday.

The league's leading scorer, Bryant settled for just 19 points but handed out a season-high 13 assists for the Lakers, who shot a season-best 62 percent (50-of-81) from the field.

Los Angeles currently leads Denver by 2 1/2 games for the sixth seed in the Western Conference with nine games remaining. The Nuggets have 10 games left to play.

The Nuggets beat the Seattle Supersonics, 114-103, on Sunday, snapping a three-game skid. Carmelo Anthony scored 32 points and Allen Iverson added 21 of his 26 after halftime for Denver, which has not beaten Los Angeles here since January 22, 2002.

The Lakers are 13-1 all-time against the Nuggets at Staples Center.








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    DENVER 111
    LA LAKERS 105 FINAL

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    END 3RD QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
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    DENVER 30 33 23 86
    LA LAKERS 28 30 28 86 END 3RD QTR
    HIGH SCORERS AFTER 3RD QUARTER
    DEN - CARMELO ANTHONY 20, MARCUS CAMBY 19,
    ALLEN IVERSON 18
    LAL - KOBE BRYANT 33, LAMAR ODOM 17, LUKE
    WALTON 13

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    DENVER 63
    LA LAKERS 58 HALFTIME

    Apr 3 11:39 PM


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    DENVER 30
    LA LAKERS 28 END, 1ST QTR

    Apr 3 11:06 PM