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Lakers struggle late and lose to the Nuggets, 101-94
Lakers struggle late and lose to the Nuggets, 101-94

The Lakers played their first opponent of the season with a losing record, but still couldn't get the win, falling to the Denver Nuggets, 101-94, in overtime. Danilo Gallinari, who missed a free throw late in the fourth quarter that might have sealed the win for his team, hit a vital three-pointer with 1:28 left in overtime to give the Nuggets a 94-90 lead. Kobe Bryant answered with a fadeaway jumper, but Ty Lawson scored with a minute left. After another Bryant miss, the game became a free-throw shooting contest. Bryant missed a difficult three-pointer with 12.9 seconds left, the Lakers' last real hope, and the team fell to 3-11 on the season. Denver (6-7) won their fourth...

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