GAME 6 box
Trevor Ariza gets the Lakers off to a hot start, scoring 10 points in the quarter including two, 3-pointers and a highlight-reel reverse dunk. Andrew Bynum gets into foul trouble early again.
LAKERS 25, NUGGETS 20
J.R. Smith sparks the Nuggets with eight of his 13 first-half points in the second quarter, earning them their first lead of the game with a 10-foot jumper to make it 31-30. The Lakers then got on a 22-10 run to close out the half, capped by Kobe Bryant’s 3-pointer as time expires.
LAKERS 53, NUGGETS 40