Attempting to stave off elimination and force Game 7, the Nuggets got off to a quick start and have a nine point lead at halftime.
Denver jumped out to an 13-0 lead to start the game and led by 10 points after the first quarter. Ty Lawson helped fuel the quick start with 17 first half points including four 3-pointers. Danilo Gallinari is also in double figures for the Nuggets with 10 points at halftime.
Kobe Bryant, who is battling the stomach flu, leads the Lakers with 19 points. He is the only Laker in double figures with Ramon Sessions the second leading scorer with nine points. Bryant played 21 minutes in the first half and made 7-of-13 shots. Andrew Bynum scored just three points, but pulled down a game-high 10 rebounds.