Final

Regular Season Series (Game 2 of 2)

Series starts 10/6

Game 1: Sunday, October 6th
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Lakers88
Game 2: Tuesday, October 8th
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Lakers90

Nuggets 88

(1-1, 1-1 away)

Lakers 90

(2-1, 2-1 home)

Coverage: NBATV

10:00 PM ET, October 8, 2013

Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario, CA

1 2 3 4 T
DEN 11 20 28 2988
LAL 19 29 23 1990

Top Performers

Denver: J. McGee 14 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Blk

Los Angeles: P. Gasol 14 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Blk

Steve Blake, Pau Gasol lead Lakers over Nuggets

Associated Press

ONTARIO, Calif. -- Steve Blake scored 16 points and Pau Gasol added 14 to help the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Denver Nuggets 90-88 on Tuesday night with Kobe Bryant watching from the sidelines.

Bryant rejoined the Lakers after having a procedure on his knee performed overseas. He received an ovation when he walked onto the floor in sweats during warm-ups, and sat on the bench during the game. Bryant, who is also recovering from a torn Achilles tendon, was not made available to the media but reported progress in an in-house television interview.

Blake made one of two free throws with six seconds remaining, and Denver missed two shots on the final possession. Chris Kaman had 12 points and seven rebounds while Jordan Hill had 12 rebounds.

JaVale McGee led Denver with 14 points.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
DEN
LAL
Points 88 90
FGM-FGA 30-91 (.330) 30-76 (.395)
3PM-3PA 2-14 (.143) 4-18 (.222)
FTM-FTA 26-43 (.605) 26-34 (.765)
Rebounds (Offensive-Total) 22-53 10-44
Assists 19 19
Turnovers 13 22
Steals 5 2
Blocks 8 6
Fast Break Points 15 7
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 29 (3/0) 33 (1/0)

Top Performers

Denver
Los Angeles
JaVale McGee McGee
Points: 14
Reb: 7
Ast: 1
Stl: 0
Blk: 3
Pau Gasol Gasol
Points: 14
Reb: 8
Ast: 2
Stl: 0
Blk: 1