Derek Fisher scored a season-high 28 points and Jordan Farmar added 19 as the short-handed Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Denver Nuggets 116-99 last night.
It was the Lakers' 18th win in 22 games.
Kobe Bryant had 17 points and a season-high 11 assists. Lamar Odom added 15 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists for the Lakers (27-12).
The Nuggets played the final 2-and-a-half quarters without Carmelo Anthony, who sprained his left ankle midway through the second period. The team says X-rays of Anthony's ankle were negative but he'll be re-evaluated today in Denver.
Allen Iverson led Denver (24-16) with 24 points and seven assists. Linas Kleiza added 21 points, Marcus Camby had 18 points and 12 rebounds and Kenyon Martin added 16 points and 11 rebounds. The Nuggets (24-16) lost their fourth straight road game.