Ty Lawson scored 32 points on 13-of-18 shooting to lead the Nuggets. Kenneth Faried finished with a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds while Corey Brewer chipped in 18 points off the bench. Denver was especially effective from 3-point range, making 10-of-20 attempts.
The Lakers will now head back to Los Angeles hoping the third elimination game is the charm. Kobe Bryant, battling the stomach flu, scored 31 points. Pau Gasol had a miserable Game 6, making just 1-of-10 field goal attempts and finishing with three points. Andrew Bynum finished with 11 points and 16 rebounds, his third double-double of the series.
Game 7 is scheduled for Saturday at 10:30 p.m. ET and will be televised on TNT