Final: Nuggets 101, Lakers 94. Kobe finished w/27 but struggled w/shooting in 4th Q, Lin had 17 and 5, Hill 11 and 14, Sacre 13.
Good to see Robert Sacre's been teaching rookie Jordan Clarkson some of his bench celebrations.
Robert Sacre hugging anybody and everybody on the Lakers bench after that dunk.
The Big Three (Kobe, Lin and Sacre) have 47 of the Lakers' 78 points.
Lakers haven't made a field goal since the "M-V-P" chants for Robert Sacre. 75-73, Lakers.
Ed Davis has fouled out in his first start for the Lakers and yeah, this means more minutes for Robert Sacre.
Lakers lead* and thanks to those who corrected me. I'm in a state of shock after the "M-V-P" chants for Robert Sacre. My goodness.
Robert Sacre could surpass his career high for points tonight. Currently has 13. Scored career-best 15 against DEN back in Jan.
Thanks in part to some Sacre bench play, LAL take a 75-72 lead out of the 3rd Q. He, Davis and Hill have played well defensively all night.
"MVP" chants for Robert Sacre...
Lakers with a narrow 75-72 lead over the Nuggets at halftime. Kobe with 16, Lin 15, Sacre (!!!) 13.
Lakers have gotten 13 bench points from Robert Sacre … not Nick Young. He's 4 of 6 on FG's, 5 of 6 on FT's, plus good defense.
Robert Sacre just got M-V-P chants at the FT line. Trying to confirm if Mike D'Antoni was leading the chant
Now this is funny: Short-lived M-V-P chant for Robert Sacre, who has 13 points.
MVP chant for Robert Sacre at Staples - a small one but one nontheless
Another hustle play for Sacre - to the line to add to his 11 points
Robert Sacre's done a good job defensively tonight, as did Ed Davis w/t starters. Nuggets at 40% FG's, only 24 paint points (LAL have 30).
Nuggets can't stop Robert Sacre, so Wilson Chandler decided to tackle him to the ground. Because, greatness.
Some positive minutes from Robert Sacre tonight - up to 11 points
Nuggets clearly didn't read the scouting report on Robert Sacre. They left Sacre wide open for a jumper and naturally, he made it.
I've always liked Robert Sacre -- putback dunk and now, a turnaround jumper.
Yes, folks..that was Bobby Sacre with that turnaround jumper from the baseline.
With Sacre back on the floor - Jordan HIll plays some PF - which has been rare this season
Ed Davis with his fourth foul. So here comes Sacre...
Lineup of Price, Ellington, Young, Wes & Sacre had me convinced Denver would take control. Wrong. Lakers now up by 3.
JaVale McGee's 3rd PF in 5 minutes comes as Robert Sacre gets around him on Kobe's FT miss, and earns more FT's. Mozgov sitting w/2.
Kobe to Shaq. Three rings. Kobe to Pau. Two rings. Kobe to Sacre? Turnover.
Not that he was ever Kareem, but Sacre has totally devolved offensively this year. BK
Kobe loving the Sacre connection a little too much. Turns it over as he tries to find cutting Sacre in paint.
Not sure what's more rare -- Kobe giving up the ball to Sacre who actually made the jumper or Odell Beckham Jr.'s catch.
Nice start for Kobe tonight: 8 points on 4 of 7 FG's, 3 boards and 2 assists as his dish to Sacre makes it 17-15 LAL.
Incredible pass from Robert Sacre that hit the rim first and eventually found its way to Kobe for another jumper.
McGee's in for Denver as Mozgov hits the pine. LAL starters still in at the 6 min. mark, though Young/Sacre are set to check in.
Why isn't Carlos Boozer in the game? He's out with a sore shoulder which means major minutes for Ed Davis (!) and yeah, Robert Sacre too.
You'll see Robert Sacre as the lone backup big w/Boozer and of course Randle out, while Wesley Johnson may have to play some 4 (Kelly out).
So, that’s why Robert Sacre air balled. Because he got fouled. Oh, that makes perfect sense now. Because he never air balls.
Kobe/Young: 0 for 12. Rest of the Lakers: 16 for 22 (led by Hill's 5 of 5, Davis/Sacre both 2 for 2). 47% overall.