Basketball: Lawson lifts Denver Nuggets past the Los Angeles Lakers
DENVER (AFP) - Ty Lawson scored 22 points and had eight assists as the Denver Nuggets scored 78 points in the paint en route to a 119-108 thrashing of the mistake-prone Los Angeles Lakers on Monday.
Wilson Chandler scored 23 points to lead Denver, who have won three of their past four National Basketball Association games.
Chandler was filling in for injured Danilo Gallinari.
The Nuggets had a huge 78-50 point advantage in the paint and also dominated on the free-throw line. The Lakers missed 17 of 31 free throws and turned the ball over 15 times.