Refresh  
  Page last updated on Tue May 31 19:48:59 EDT 2016
TOP NEWS
KOBE SCORED 40 POINTS, BUT LAKERS LOST
Mon, 31 Dec 2012 01:30 AM EST

Kobe Bryant got his points, but the young Nuggets got the win.

Corey Brewer tied a career high with 27 points, Kenneth Faried had 21 points and 15 rebounds, and the Nuggets triumphed over another big night from Bryant to beat the L.A Lakers 126-114.

Bryant scored 40 points, extending his streak of scoring 30 or even more points towards 10 games. Even allowing for that the Lakers’ 5-game winning streak stopped.

“Tonight it appeared like we were just a step slow, looked like we were stuck in mud,” Bryant said. “We played old. They played with a lot of energy, plenty of youth, got up and back down. It just seemed we were in a lower gear.”

The Denver Nuggets seemed like they were turbocharged, although they had just 14 fast-break points. They ran constantly and pushed the pace, a tactic that helped them break out of their 3-point shooting woes.

A week after setting an NBA record for futility by missing all 22 of their 3-point attempts against the Portland Trail Blazers, they hit 11 of 15 in the second half against the L.A Lakers. Football odds

“It was just a matter of time,” Brewer asserted. “We stayed confident. We missed a lot of shots that went in and out the last few weeks.”

The Nuggets had 6 players in double digits, but Brewer set the pace, going 6-for-7 from 3-point range, all in the second half. Andre Iguodala finished with 17 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists. Ty Lawson had 17 points, 14 assists and no turnovers in 34 minutes.

“We were just knocking down shots, and our big men were getting wide-open dunks,” Lawson said. “They helped me out with that.”

Faried, a 6-foot-8 forward, displayed boundless energy and fearless play. He secured his 12th double-double of the year halfway through the 2nd quarter.

Despite giving up 3 inches to Dwight Howard and 4 inches to Pau Gasol, Faried played near the rim and outworked them for offensive rebounds. The frustration boiled over when Howard delivered a tough foul on Faried with 5:02 left in the 3rd quarter. Howard was considered a Flagrant 2 foul and was ejected.

“He saw my eyes. I wasn’t going to back down, I wasn’t going to try to float it, I was going to try to dunk on him,” Faried related. “He saw it, that’s the reason why he put his hand straight in my face. That’s when I say, ‘Dang, I wish I would have jumped higher.’”

Faried hit one free throw that sparked the Nuggets on a 7-0 run that gave them an 84-72 lead.

“I was going for the ball and he kept going up, so obviously when you miss the ball and you hit part of someone else’s body … It’s going to look extremely bad,” Howard said. “I was stunned it was a Flagrant 2. I could see it being a flagrant foul because it’s a pretty hard foul, but for me to get ejected from the game; I don’t believe it was called for.”


Sponsored Links

Download Printable Schedules
Now you can download and print schedules for each sport so you can plan ahead and track your results.
UPDATED:
PRINTABLE BRACKETS - UPDATED AFTER EVERY ROUND
BASEBALL 4/3/2016 - 6/4/2016
BASKETBALL 3/8/2016 - 4/12/2016
HOCKEY 3/8/2016 - 4/9/2016
TOP TEN WAGERS
RK Team
1
Chicago Cubs
2
Houston Astros
3
Chicago Cubs
4
Seattle Mariners
5
San Francisco Giants
05/31/2016
MLBTEX RANGERS vs CLE INDIANS3:10 PM PST
MLBBOS RED SOX vs BAL ORIOLES4:05 PM PST
MLBNY YANKEES vs TOR BLUE JAYS4:05 PM PST
MLBWAS NATIONALS vs PHI PHILLIES4:05 PM PST
MLBPIT PIRATES vs MIA MARLINS4:10 PM PST
MLBSFO GIANTS vs ATL BRAVES4:10 PM PST
MLBCHI WHITE SOX vs NY METS4:10 PM PST
MLBLA DODGERS vs CHI CUBS (PROPS)5:05 PM PST
MLBSTL CARDINALS vs MIL BREWERS5:10 PM PST
MLBTB RAYS vs KC ROYALS5:15 PM PST
MLBCIN REDS vs COL ROCKIES5:40 PM PST
MLBDET TIGERS vs LA ANGELS (PROPS)7:05 PM PST
MLBMIN TWINS vs OAK ATHLETICS7:05 PM PST
06/01/2016
ATP - Roland Garros, Paris, FranceGRANOLLERS, MARCEL vs. THIEM, DOMINIC02:00 AM PST
ATP - Roland Garros, Paris, FranceDJOKOVIC, NOVAK vs. BAUTISTA-AGUT, ROBERTO02:00 AM PST
ATP - Roland Garros, Paris, France, DoublesHERBERT P-H / MAHUT N vs. LOPEZ F / LOPEZ M02:00 AM PST
WTA - Roland Garros, Paris, France, DoublesCHAN H-C / CHAN Y-J vs. MAKAROVA E / VESNINA E07:00 AM PST
ATP - Roland Garros, Paris, FranceGOFFIN, DAVID vs. GULBIS, ERNESTS07:20 AM PST
ATP - Roland Garros, Paris, France, DoublesBRYAN B / BRYAN M vs. MATKOWSKI M / PAES L07:20 AM PST
ATP - Roland Garros, Paris, FranceFERRER, DAVID vs. BERDYCH, TOMAS07:30 AM PST
WTA - Roland Garros, Paris, FranceWILLIAMS, SERENA vs. SVITOLINA, ELINA08:10 AM PST
WTA - Roland Garros, Paris, FranceSUAREZ NAVARRO, CARLA vs. PUTINTSEVA, YULIA08:10 AM PST
WTA - Roland Garros, Paris, France, DoublesXU Y F / ZHENG S vs. GASPARYAN M / KUZNETSOVA S08:30 AM PST
ATP - Roland Garros, Paris, France, DoublesKUBOT L / PEYA A vs. CUEVAS P / GRANOLLERS M08:40 AM PST
WTA - Roland Garros, Paris, FranceBERTENS, KIKI vs. KEYS, MADISON09:10 AM PST
WTA - Roland Garros, Paris, FranceWILLIAMS, VENUS vs. BACSINSZKY, TIMEA09:30 AM PST
ATP - Roland Garros, Paris, FranceGASQUET, RICHARD vs. MURRAY, ANDY09:40 AM PST
MLBCHI WHITE SOX vs. NY METS10:10 AM PST
MLBSTL CARDINALS vs. MIL BREWERS10:40 AM PST
ATP - Roland Garros, Paris, FranceRAMOS VINOLAS, ALBERT vs. WAWRINKA, STAN11:00 AM PST
MLBMIN TWINS vs. OAK ATHLETICS12:35 PM PST
MLBTEX RANGERS vs. CLE INDIANS3:10 PM PST
MLBWAS NATIONALS vs. PHI PHILLIES4:05 PM PST
MLBDET TIGERS vs. LA ANGELS4:05 PM PST
MLBBOS RED SOX vs. BAL ORIOLES4:05 PM PST
MLBNY YANKEES vs. TOR BLUE JAYS4:05 PM PST
MLBSFO GIANTS vs. ATL BRAVES4:10 PM PST
MLBPIT PIRATES vs. MIA MARLINS4:10 PM PST
MLBLA DODGERS vs. CHI CUBS5:05 PM PST
NHLSJ SHARKS vs PIT PENGUINS5:05 PM PST
MLBARI DIAMONDBACKS vs. HOU ASTROS5:10 PM PST
MLBTB RAYS vs. KC ROYALS5:15 PM PST
MLBCIN REDS vs. COL ROCKIES5:40 PM PST
MLBSEA MARINERS vs. SDG PADRES7:10 PM PST

x