Nuggets Vs. Lakers, NBA Playoffs 2012 Game 6: Nuggets Force Game 7 with 113-96 Win

For the second straight game, the Denver Nuggets avoided elimination. Denver led by nine at halftime, then dominated the Lakers in the second half en route to a 113-96 win in Game 6.

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

For more on the Lakers, check out Silver Screen and Roll and SB Nation Los Angeles. For more on the Nuggets, head over to Denver Stiffs and SB Nation Denver.

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