Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/7/13
LOS ANGELES -- The Lakers' loaded starting lineup fell to 0-4 as a unit as the visiting Denver Nuggets dealt Los Angeles a 112-105 loss Sunday night at Staples Center. Though Lakers starters Dwight Howard, Steve Nash, Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol and Metta World Peace all scored in double figures, the group remains winless. While Nash missed most of the early part of the season with a leg fracture and only recently returned, things have not looked much better for the team since his return. Certainly not Sunday night, when the Nuggets used a big third quarter to regain control. After Los Angeles outscored Denver 34-26 in the second quarter to tie the game at the half, 60-60, the Nuggets fell behind by four midway through the quarter. Denver (20-16) then held Los Angeles to just five points in the final six minutes of the third, seizing a six-point lead going into the fourth quarter. Though the Lakers (15-18) cut the deficit to as few as three points, the Nuggets took advantage of l...
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