Lakers 127, Denver 99

Wow, what a turn-around. Denver led by as many as 17 points in the first half, but the Lakers blitzed them in the second half. Kobe Bryant had 24 points, 7 assists and six rebounds, but didn’t even play in the fourth quarter.

Another big night from Andrew Bynum, who posted his ninth double-double of the season and fifth in the last six games.

Sasha Vujacic had a career-high 22 points and seemed to be shooting like the basket was a hula hoop.

Rookie Javaris Crittenton made a push for more playing time, or at the very least, a case against a D-League assignment with an explosive five minutes of garbage time play. Crittenton had seven points in five minutes, including the play of the night. He went behind his back twice on a fast break, then found Vujacic for the lay-up.

Lakers head off to Utah for a game tommorrow night, so it was nice to get the starters some rest in the fourth quarter.

The team comes back to Staples for a game against Orlando on Dec. 2. Here’s looking forward to the Andrew Bynum -Dwight Howard matchup!