Bryant Scores 33, Lakers Beat Nuggets

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kobe Bryant scored 33 points, Pau Gasol added 27 points and 19 rebounds and the Los Angeles Lakers welcomed back
center Andrew Bynum in a 116-102 win over the Denver Nuggets on Thursday night.

The win was the 63rd for the Lakers, matching the idle Cleveland Cavaliers for the league lead.

Bynum, playing in his first game since tearing the medial collateral ligament in his right knee on Jan. 31, had 16 points and seven rebounds in 21 minutes. Wearing a black brace on his right knee, Bynum was greeted with cheers when his name was announced in the starting lineup. Another loud eruption came when the Lakers' announcer asked fans to welcome back the center.

Carmelo Anthony had 23 points to lead the Nuggets, who failed to secure the number two seed in the Western Conference.

(Copyright 2009 By The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


KKCO firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKCO 11News.

powered by Disqus
KKCO NBC 11 News 2531 Blichmann Avenue Grand Junction, CO 81505 Station Phone: 970.243.1111 Business Fax: 970.243.1770 Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793 News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 42787667 - nbc11news.com/a?a=42787667