With the Lakers all geared up and getting ready for the playoffs, they gained a 95-89 victory over the Nuggets in todays game at Staples Center.

This game was a real treat, being that both teams had their regular starting lineups intact to play eachother for the first time this season.

“It was nice to be in somewhat of a pressure-cooker,” Bryant said. “It’s been two years now where we’ve beaten them in the postseason, so I’m sure they’re fed up. They played with a lot of energy and intensity, and we had to step up against them. It was a playoff type of intensity.”

Odom had 20 points and 12 rebounds, which included the nine and eight in the fourth quarter, allowing the Lakers to comeback from being down by 11 in the thrid quarter.

“Even in the second half, we were down 11, I think. We made some adjustments. We were able to get back into the game. That’s a pretty tough team. They play hard and push us to the limit.”

Artest had 17 points, 4 boards, 4 assists, and 6 steals! He definitely had one of the best games of the season with his defense on Carmelo.

“He earned his money tonight,” Bryant said. “That’s what he’s here for, is to defend and make life uncomfortable for the opposing scoring players. He just did a fantastic job.”

  • lee113

    Really a good game,,Lakers!!

  • http://kobebryant.com/members/lakerscrazy/ mickey deol

    Good games but kobe needs to put more shots in

  • http://kobebryant.com/members/jmizzo/ jmauro

    Lakers stepped up in the 2nd half and did in the nuggets!

  • http://kobebryant.com/members/asianstar/ 田轶群爱尚亚星

    This is the Lakers.I’ve been puzzled for a long time that why they got SO trapped when met the Denver army,even fought for 7 games in the playoffs,now u c they just didn’t do their best.So,my lakers,go on.And Ron,I must say that I really saw “the warrior” in this game :-O

  • http://kobebryant.com/members/kobe24777/ Blackmamba2410

    Cant believe that lakes won!!! I thought Denver was about to win….. LAKERS IS THE BEST KOBE KEEP IT UP!!!

  • sanbudeyu

    Go go ,lakers!you are the best!We love you forever,kobe!

  • http://kobebryant.com/members/willierage/ willie rage

    nice slice of humble pie !!!!!!!

  • chadilacmamba24

    ya we got things to work on, we beat denver with a boatload of turnovers, they trapped kobe so when he found himself not doin great he found 12 assists to make pplays. THATS an MVP

  • http://kobebryant.com/members/zzljoycekobe/ Zheng Joyce

    Good job Lakers~~!
    Go Kobe!!!

  • http://kobebryant.com/members/hans/ Hans Christian =)


  • http://kobebryant.com/members/froy0911/ froylan09

    …great and coooollll game….
    …go for it lakers…good job black mamba..keep it up..
    …wish you all d’best God bless…..!!!!!!