Los Angeles Lakers v Denver Nuggets
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Lakers Opening Game - 2005

Kobe Bryant throws down a dunk after breaking away from Denver’s DerMarr Johnson. (Doug Pensinger / Getty Images)
Voshon Lenard of the Denver Nuggets shoots against the Lakers’ Devean George. (Doug Pensinger / Getty Images)
Earl Boykins of the Denver Nuggets shoots against Lamar Odom. (Doug Pensinger / Getty Images)
REVERSAL OF FORTUNE: Kobe Bryant, scoring in the first quarter against the Nuggets, helped the Lakers turn things around with 33 points, eight coming in overtime. (David Zalubowski / AP)
Kobe Bryant controls the ball as Greg Buckner of the Denver Nuggets defends. (Doug Pensinger / Getty Images)
Carmelo Anthony of the Denver Nuggets drives against Lamar Odem of the Los Angeles Lakers. (Doug Pensinger / Getty Images)
Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, right, goes up for the winning shot over Denver Nuggets guard Andre Miller in the Lakers’ 99-97 victory in overtime in Denver. (David Zalubowski / AP)
Laker Devean George, left, hugs guard Kobe Bryant, center, as forward Chris Mims joins the celebration after Bryant hit a game-winning basket . (David Zalubowski / AP)