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Jesse DorseyFeatured ColumnistMay 4, 2012

The Denver Nuggets beat the Los Angeles Lakers 99-84 in Game 3 of their first-round NBA playoff series on Friday night.

Los Angeles leads the series 2-1, with Game 4 set for Sunday night in Denver.

Scroll down for updates from throughout Friday's game.

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