Lakers 127, Nuggets 99

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Sasha Vujacic and Kobe Bryant highlighted the Los Angeles Lakers' 127-99 rout of Denver.

Vujacic scored 19 of his career-high 22 points in the fourth quarter to help the Lakers turn a tight game into an easy victory. He was the main reason why the Lakers' bench outscored the Denver reserves 63-29.

Bryant added 24 points as the Lakers handed the Nuggets their third consecutive loss.

Andrew Bynum had 12 points and 13 rebounds, while Luke Walton added a career-best 14 points in 27 minutes.

The Nuggets got within four points early in the final period before L.A. went on a 24-8 spurt.

Carmelo Anthony's 23 points paced the Nuggets.