Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 12/27/12
DENVER -- Kobe Bryant got his points, but the young Denver Nuggets got the win. Corey Brewer tied a career high with 27 points, Kenneth Faried had 21 points and 15 rebounds, and the Nuggets overcame another big night from Bryant to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 126-114 Wednesday night. Bryant scored 40 points, extending his streak of scoring 30 or more points to 10 games. Even so, the Lakers' five-game winning streak ended. "Tonight it seemed like we were just a step slow, seemed like we were stuck in mud," Bryant said. "We played old. They played with a lot of energy, a lot of youth, got up and down. It just seemed we were in a lower gear." The Nuggets looked as if they were turbocharged, even though they had just 14 fast-break points. They ran constantly and pushed the pace, a strategy that helped them break out of their 3-point shooting woes. A week after setting an NBA record for futility by missing all 22 of their 3-point attempts against the Portland Trail Blazers, the...
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