Team Stats

  • Field Goal %

    • DEN 45.9
    • 38.9 LAL
  • Three Point %

    • DEN 15.8
    • 37.5 LAL
  • Turnovers

    • DEN 14
    • 20 LAL
  • Rebounds

    • DEN 55
    • 58 LAL

Game Information

STAPLES Center
,
Coverage: TNT
  • Los Angeles, CA
Attendance: 18,997
100%
Capacity: 19,060
Referees: Joe Crawford, Tony Brothers, Zach Zarba
5/9/2012 Associated Press

Nuggets survive near-comeback by Kobe, L.A.

Andre Miller scored 24 points, including two free throws with 12.8 seconds left, and the Denver Nuggets survived Kobe Bryant's late scoring barrage, avoiding playoff elimination with a 102-99 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 5 on Tuesday night.

TNT1234T
Nuggets26232726102
Lakers2320223499

Game Flow

DEN
LAL
0:00 - 4th Quarter

DEN

102

LAL

99

End Game

Shot Chart

  • Kenneth Faried makes driving layup (Ty Lawson assists)
  • Danilo Gallinari misses jumper
  • Danilo Gallinari misses 21-foot two point shot
  • Danilo Gallinari makes 23-foot jumper
  • Arron Afflalo misses 26-foot three point jumper
  • Arron Afflalo makes 4-foot two point shot (Ty Lawson assists)
  • Kenneth Faried makes driving layup (Ty Lawson assists)
  • Arron Afflalo misses 17-foot two point shot
  • Ty Lawson makes driving layup (Andre Miller assists)
  • Andre Miller makes layup
  • Corey Brewer misses 5-foot two point shot
  • Al Harrington misses 25-foot three point jumper
  • Pau Gasol blocks Al Harrington's jumper
  • Corey Brewer misses 28-foot three point jumper
  • Arron Afflalo misses 3-foot two point shot
  • Andre Miller makes 27-foot three point jumper (Ty Lawson assists)
  • Al Harrington misses 18-foot two point shot
  • Ty Lawson misses 6-foot two point shot
  • Andre Miller misses two point shot
  • Danilo Gallinari misses 5-foot jumper
  • JaVale McGee makes two point shot
  • Ty Lawson makes two point shot
  • Arron Afflalo misses 23-foot three point jumper
  • Danilo Gallinari makes 20-foot jumper
  • Ty Lawson makes 15-foot jumper
  • Danilo Gallinari makes driving layup
  • Ty Lawson makes 5-foot two point shot (Arron Afflalo assists)
  • Arron Afflalo misses 25-foot three point jumper
  • Danilo Gallinari misses 16-foot two point shot
  • Danilo Gallinari misses 29-foot three point jumper
  • JaVale McGee makes 3-foot two point shot (Danilo Gallinari assists)
  • JaVale McGee makes slam dunk (Andre Miller assists)
  • JaVale McGee makes two point shot (Ty Lawson assists)
  • Andre Miller makes two point shot
  • Al Harrington misses 28-foot three point jumper
  • Al Harrington misses 26-foot three point jumper
  • JaVale McGee makes two point shot (Andre Miller assists)
  • Andre Miller makes layup
  • Andre Miller misses 4-foot jumper
  • Danilo Gallinari misses 28-foot three point jumper
  • Andrew Bynum blocks JaVale McGee's jumper
  • Arron Afflalo misses jumper
  • Andre Miller makes layup
  • Ty Lawson misses 18-foot two point shot
  • Andrew Bynum misses two point shot
  • Devin Ebanks misses 17-foot jumper
  • Kobe Bryant misses 27-foot three point jumper
  • Pau Gasol makes two point shot
  • Ramon Sessions makes 19-foot jumper
  • Kobe Bryant makes two point shot
  • Matt Barnes makes layup (Kobe Bryant assists)
  • Kobe Bryant misses 19-foot jumper
  • Matt Barnes misses hook shot
  • Matt Barnes misses 25-foot three point jumper
  • Kobe Bryant misses 16-foot two point shot
  • Jordan Hill misses 6-foot two point shot
  • Pau Gasol misses 19-foot jumper
  • Ramon Sessions misses three point jumper
  • Steve Blake makes 4-foot two point shot
  • Matt Barnes makes 3-foot two point shot (Steve Blake assists)
  • Matt Barnes misses 19-foot jumper
  • Matt Barnes makes 4-foot two point shot (Kobe Bryant assists)
  • Jordan Hill misses layup
  • Andrew Bynum misses 5-foot two point shot
  • Ramon Sessions misses layup
  • Kobe Bryant makes 1-foot two point shot
  • Ramon Sessions makes two point shot
  • Timofey Mozgov blocks Ramon Sessions's layup
  • Pau Gasol makes 9-foot jumper
  • Kobe Bryant misses 12-foot jumper
  • Matt Barnes misses 25-foot three point jumper
  • Matt Barnes misses two point shot
  • Kobe Bryant makes two point shot (Matt Barnes assists)
  • Matt Barnes misses 23-foot three point jumper
  • Steve Blake misses 21-foot two point shot
  • Kobe Bryant misses layup
  • Kobe Bryant misses driving layup
  • JaVale McGee blocks Ramon Sessions's jumper
  • Steve Blake makes 31-foot three pointer (Andrew Bynum assists)
  • Steve Blake misses 24-foot three point jumper
  • Pau Gasol makes 10-foot two point shot (Kobe Bryant assists)
  • Ramon Sessions misses 9-foot jumper
  • Kobe Bryant makes three point jumper (Ramon Sessions assists)
  • Pau Gasol makes jumper (Kobe Bryant assists)
  • Danilo Gallinari blocks Ramon Sessions's layup
  • Andrew Bynum makes 2-foot two point shot
  • Kobe Bryant makes 24-foot three point jumper
  • Kobe Bryant misses 27-foot three point jumper
  • Ramon Sessions makes 26-foot three point jumper (Steve Blake assists)
  • Ramon Sessions misses 26-foot three point jumper

Research Notes

  • The Nuggets have outscored the Lakers by 19 points per game inside of the restricted area during their two wins, including by 20 points in Game 5. During the Lakers three wins, the two teams have scored the exact same number of points (134) inside the restricted area.

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