The Los Angeles Lakers dropped one in overtime in a 101-94 loss to the Denver Nuggets. It was an ugly game from both teams that spilled into overtime, but eventually the Nuggets emerged victorious. Danilo Gallinari hit a three-point shot in extra time to give Denver the extra push needed to pull ahead of Los Angeles for good.
This game was a slop fest, with both teams struggling to find any semblance of a flowing offense. Both teams shot under 40 percent overall from the field. The Lakers shot 12.5 percent from three-point range while the Nuggets hoisted 37 attempts from deep and made just 10 of them. The rims were clanking heavy all night, getting a full day of work in plus some over time.
Kobe Bryant score a team-high 27 points, shooting 10-for-27 on the night with four assists and six rebounds to go with it. The Lakers were without Carlos Boozer, but Ed Davis struggled in the starting lineup. He fouled out early in the fourth quarter, tweaked his ankle in the middle of the game, and ended the game with just four points and five rebounds.
Wesley Johnson missed all three of his three-point attempts, but did throw down one of the biggest dunks of the year. Welcome back to the NBA, Danilo Gallinari:
The Lakers drop to 3-11 for the season. Good news? They lick their wounds until Wednesday, when the Memphis Grizzlies come to town to tear them back open.