LAst Night's Action: The Lakers Finally Lose
Denver Nuggets defeat LA Lakers 118-112. It’s never easy for the Lakers in Denver during the regular season, and this game was no exception. The Lakers despite having a slim lead throughout a good chunk of the game could not shut down Carmelo Anthony as the Nuggets hand the Lakers their first loss of the season.
After J.R. Smith broke the 105-105 tie with a three-pointer with just over four minutes to go, Anthony made two unanswered jumpers to give the Nuggets the 112-105 lead with just under three minutes to go.
The Lakers would get as close to four points when Arron Afflalo fouled Kobe Bryant behind the arc - who made all three free-throws - but it was too little, too late.
Bryant had 34 points and five assists while Pau Gasol was a monster with 17 points and 20 rebounds. Shannon Brown also had a monster game with 19 points off the bench including hitting all three three-point shots he attempted.
LA Kings defeat Dallas Stars 3-1. Read my recap of the game.
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Dallas Stars (16 pts., 8-6-0) at Anaheim Ducks (19 pts., 9-7-1). 7:00 pm FSWest, AM 830 KLAA.
Cal State Northridge Matadors (0-0) at UCLA Bruins (0-0). 7:30 pm AM 570 KLAC.