Found May 11, 2012 on Sports-Glory:

The Denver Nuggets on the brink of elimination for the second game ran the Los Angeles Lakers up and down the court to a 113-96 Game 6 win to force a Game 7 back in LA.

Game 7 will be Saturday night at the Staples Center.  Denver hasn't played in a Game 7 since losing to Utah in the 1994 Western Conference semifinals.

“There’s no way I thought what happened tonight would happen,” Nuggets head coach George Karl told reporters.  

Ty Lawson led the Nuggets with 32 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists while Corey Brewer scored 18 points.

Kobe Bryant scored 31 points with 4 assists for the Lakers while Andrew Bynum grabbed 16 rebounds and 11 points.  Pau Gasol was held to just 3 points. 

Bynum was absent from team huddles in the second half, often sitting with a towel around his neck on the end of the bench while his teammates listened to the coaches.  

Kobe Bryant talking about his hard foul on Kenneth Faried and about being pushed to Game 7's 



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