The Los Angeles Lakers turned in a dominant performance on Friday night, defeating the Denver Nuggets by a final score of 122-103.
Led by Dwight Howard and a huge effort from their bench, the Lakers dominated each and every quarter, pushing the tempo in true Mike D'Antoni fashion. The Lakers outscored the Nuggets 20-10 on the fast break, simply beating them at their own game.
Howard finished the game with 28 points and 20 rebounds, while bench contributors Antawn Jamison and Jodie Meeks scored 33 and 21 points respectively.
Jamison and Meeks combined to knock down 12 three-pointers, helping the Lakers shoot 51.5 percent from beyond the arc (17-33 overall).
Coming off of a brutal 106-105 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night, the Nuggets couldn't find their legs, or any offensive continuity.
Things finally came together for Mike D'Antoni and the Lakers, although Pau Gasol was a non-factor in the scoring department. Gasol did pitch in with eight assists and seven rebounds, but he mustered just six points and was forced to play away from the basket all night long.
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