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|Lakers Pull Off Win Over Denver
|UNDATED (AP) -- The knock against the NBA champion L.A. Lakers was they couldn't beat good teams on the road. After all, entering last night, the Lakers were 1-5 on the road against teams with winning record.
But the Lakers are still the Lakers. And Kobe Bryant is still Kobe Bryant.
Bryant scored 14 of his 18 points in the third quarter and the Lakers beat Denver 107-97 in a Western Conference showdown in the Mile High City. Pau Gasol and Ron Artest led five Lakers in double figures with 19.
Carmelo Anthony led all scorers with 23 on 10-of-24 shooting for Denver.
Other NBA Winners
New Jersey 89, Detroit 74
Orlando 112, Toronto 72
Phoenix 109, Washington 91
New Orleans 100, Atlanta 59
Boston 110, Utah 86
Milwaukee 102, Cleveland 88
Memphis 115, Houston 110
San Antonio 101, New York 92
Golden State 119, Sacramento 112, OT