Mike Trudell

Overtime, and LAL will go small with Wesley Johnson in at the 4 (Ed Davis fouled out early in the 4th Q). Lin, Kobe, Young, Hill too.

Gary Lee

Nick Young almost makes the shot with 0.5 seconds, but we're now headed to overtime.

Mike Trudell

That would have been a reeeeaaaallly Swaggy walk off interview if Nick Young hit a 3-point buzzer-beater. Instead, a near miss.

Arash Markazi

If that shot had gone in Nick Young would have done his postgame presser across the street on the AMAs stage.

Ryan Ward

Nick Young heaves it at the buzzer. Close. But off the rim. OVERTIME.

Bill Oram

Overtime. Nick Young misses what turned out to actually be a pretty good deep look.

Gary Lee

Gallinari gets called for a travel on the inbounds pass and it's now Lakers' ball with 0.5. Where is Derek Fisher? Asking for a friend.

Janis Carr

Good point RT @Bill Oram: Why is Wes inbounding? Isn't he a guy you want going to the rim?

Bill Oram

Why is Wes inbounding? Isn't he a guy you want going to the rim?

Mike Trudell

Gallinari moved his feet to throw the inbounds pass, which you can't do in that situation … turnover. Now LAL ball, 00.5 left.

Ryan Ward

In a weird change of events. Gallinari called for traveling. Lakers ball with 0.5.

Bill Oram

Gallinari turnes it over on the inbounds. Seems like there are so many things not to do in that situation...

Mike Trudell

We'll see if LAL watched the MEM-SAC tape from the other day...

Ryan Ward

Clock has been changed to 0.5. Enough for Fisher-like miracle to avoid OT.

Janis Carr

Oh boy. Five more minutes of this game.

Kevin Ding

Kobe was short on lots of shots in 4Q, when he's 3 of 11. Byron sent him back in early enough he's on pace for nearly 40 minutes.

Mike Trudell

Kobe's short on a potential game-winning J, after playing 39 more minutes. He's missed his last 5 shots. 00.5 left for Denver.

Gary Lee

Kobe misses the jumper and the Nuggets take a timeout with 0.3 seconds remaining.

Ryan Ward

Kobe misses the jumper. 0.3 left on the clock. Nuggets call a TO.

Arash Markazi

Kobe with the shot and the miss. Nuggets will get the ball with 0.5.

Bill Oram

Kobe misses a jumper. Denver timeout with .3 left. Guess we're going to overtime.

Kevin Ding

Kobe iso ... short.

Bill Oram

The Lakers have scored one point since Johnson's big three-point play. That was 3 minutes ago.

Gary Lee

It's all tied up at 86 with 15.1 seconds remaining in the game. Lakers ball and naturally, Kobe time.

Kamenetzky Brothers

I don't know what the cities of Denver and Los Angeles have done wrong, but if this game goes to OT, clearly it was something. BK

Mike Trudell

Interesting w/Shaw coaching Denver, knowing Kobe so well. Will he send extra attention early? Try to make sure Kobe doesn't get a look?

Arash Markazi

Lakers 86, Nuggets 86 with 15.1 seconds left. Lakers ball. Can you guess who's getting the last shot?

Ryan Ward

KOBE TIME. 15.1 secs left in the game. Tied at 86. Lakers ball.

Mike Trudell

Gallinari missed the 2nd of 2 FT's with 15.1 left. LAL ball, 86-all. Kobe buzzer-beating attempt coming? Feed the open guy if DEN doubles?

Kevin Ding

86-86. Lakers' ball vs. Nuggets. 15.1 seconds left...

Mike Trudell

Kobe's 3 for 10 in the 4th after the last 2 misses after starting 6 for 10 (9 for 20 overall), plus 6 boards, four assists w/23 points.

Ramona Shelburne

Hanley is always going to be able to hit. Great fit w/ an AL team used to extending the careers of sluggers.

Arash Markazi

That was Tony Romo's 27th game-winning drive.

Mike Trudell

Kobe's mad about not getting a verticality call when Mozgov seemed not to jump straight up, and hit him w/much contact at the rim.

Gary Lee

HOW WAS THAT NOT A FOUL?

Mike Trudell

Jordan Hill missed 1 of 2 FT's, and LAL are 21 for 28 (75%) on the night. DEN within 1 after Afflalo's hoop, 1 min. to go.

Gary Lee

Can confirm. RT @TWCSportsNet: With less than two minutes to go the Lakers have a 3-point lead. Now would be a good time to turn the game on

Gary Lee

If you somehow missed it, here's Wes Johnson's dunk that sucked the gravity out of Staples. And Sacre's celebration. lakersnation.com/los-angeles-la…

Beton Duran

Hey judge from The Voice, why you leaving a Lakers game just as your team takes the lead with 3 mins to go. Ya you LEVINE

Mike Trudell

Wesley Johnson made the 2 key plays to help LAL beat Houston the other day. We'll see if that and-1 hammer dunk is a game changer tonight.

Mike Trudell

Good to see Robert Sacre's been teaching rookie Jordan Clarkson some of his bench celebrations.

Mike Trudell

At first, I thought it might be Mozgov taking that hammer dunk from Johnson, but nope, Gallinari. Wouldn't have been Mozgov's first time.

Gary Lee

MR. WES IS IN THE BUILDING, AIN'T NO QUESTION WHO ABOUT TO KILL 'EM.

Bill Oram

And then he only has a lazy hand slap for Wes Johnson. Ha.

Mike Trudell

That's not good for USA-Italian relations … Wesley Johnson just dunked ALL over Gallinari.

Bill Oram

Robert Sacre hugging anybody and everybody on the Lakers bench after that dunk.

Mike Trudell

Ty Lawson is one assist away from tying his career high of 17 assists.

Kamenetzky Brothers

To everyone who attended Nuggets-Lakers in person, just remember, there are no refunds. AK

Ben Bolch

Clippers still in search of a strong player at small forward fw.to/WFrgYuL

Gary Lee

The Big Three (Kobe, Lin and Sacre) have 47 of the Lakers' 78 points.

Mike Trudell

Finally, somebody makes a shot: it's Kobe, on an offensive board of his own miss. He's up to 21 points, LAL up 80-77. 4:34 left.

Gary Lee

Midway through 4, Lakers lead 78-77 and both teams haven't made a shot since the Sacre "MVP" chants. Highlights: lakersnation.com/los-angeles-la…

Mike Trudell

LAL can't buy one from 3 right now, now 3 for 20 (15%) after two wide open misses. DEN, though, is only 8 of 33 (24%) from 3.

Ryan Ward

Hoping Jeremy Lin stays aggressive in the fourth and doesn’t defer to Kobe for the rest of the night. Not looking too promising thus far.

Ryan Ward

Nick Young struggling tonight. He’s hit only 2-of-10 from the floor in 18 mins.

Mike Trudell

LAL's starting backcourt is a combined 14 for 22, both Kobe and Lin 7 of 11. Bryant's 3 straight points have LAL up 78-75 w/8:03 left.

Gary Lee

"M-V-P" chants for Sacre and now this =( MT @DodgersNation: Well, looks like Hanleywood will be no more. dodgersnation.com/mlb-rumors-bos…

Bill Oram

Lakers big man depth taking a big hit tonight. Where's Chris Kaman when you need him? Not to play of course. To take a nap.

David Brickley

Romo has about 45 seconds to throw. That offensive line is incredible.

Mike Trudell

Kenneth Faried has been ineffective tonight. In 19 minutes: 8 points (4 of 9 FG's), 1 rebound, 0 assists, 0 blocks.

Gary Lee

Respect is earned, not given. RT @SerenaWinters: @Gary Lee Show Sacre some respect!

Mike Bresnahan

Without injured Boozer, Kelly, Randle and now Davis (fouled out), Lakers down to zero PFs. Wesley Johnson now playing there. He's 6-foot-7

Gary Lee

Lakers haven't made a field goal since the "M-V-P" chants for Robert Sacre. 75-73, Lakers.

Mike Trudell

It has not been a Swaggy night on offense. He's now 2 for 10 in his 17 minutes towards 7 points. LAL, however, still up 2 w/9:18 left.

Mike Trudell

Those 2 PF's on Davis combine with 2 others on LAL in the 1st 2 min., and DEN - a team constantly in the paint - is in the bonus already.

Gary Lee

Ed Davis has fouled out in his first start for the Lakers and yeah, this means more minutes for Robert Sacre.

Mike Trudell

And there's No. 6. Ed Davis, who fouls out after managing just 22 minutes on the floor.

Mike Trudell

There's the 5th PF on Ed Davis. Couldn't help himself going for a block of Hickson. Still 11:22 to go in the game.

Gary Lee

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.

Ryan Ward

Robert Sacre could surpass his career high for points tonight. Currently has 13. Scored career-best 15 against DEN back in Jan.

Gary Lee

At the end of 3, Lakers lead* 75-72 as Kobe leads the team with 16 points, six rebounds and four assists. Highlights: lakersnation.com/los-angeles-la…

Gary Lee

"MVP" chants for Robert Sacre...

Mike Trudell

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.

Bill Oram

Lakers with a narrow 75-72 lead over the Nuggets at halftime. Kobe with 16, Lin 15, Sacre (!!!) 13.

Mike Trudell

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.

Mike Bresnahan

Now this is funny: Short-lived M-V-P chant for Robert Sacre, who has 13 points.

Ryan Ward

More “MVP” chants for Robert Sacre. I’m sure @DanDuangdao feels the same way about the future of the franchise.

Mike Trudell

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).

Gary Lee

Nuggets can't stop Robert Sacre, so Wilson Chandler decided to tackle him to the ground. Because, greatness.

Gary Lee

I see what you did there. MT @SerenaWinters: A fun nugget - Ty Lawson (15 assists) has more assists than the entire Lakers squad (13).

Gary Lee

It's tied at 69 with 2:34 remaining in the third. RT @kwonjana: @Gary Lee could you please update the scores? Thank you.

Mike Trudell

Ed Davis is back from the locker room and is fine. He tweaked an ankle earlier in the game, but just had it re-taped. He'll return.

Gary Lee

Nuggets clearly didn't read the scouting report on Robert Sacre. They left Sacre wide open for a jumper and naturally, he made it.

Bill Oram

Nuggets/Lakers could be a postseason matchup... If the NBA's lottery system involved a playoff.

Mike Trudell

Checking on why Ed Davis went straight to the locker room after his 4th PF. Trainer Gary Vitti didn't go with him (usually a good sign).

Gary Lee

I've always liked Robert Sacre -- putback dunk and now, a turnaround jumper.

Gary Lee

Robert Sacre with the putback dunk and #WeAreAllWitnesses. http://t.co/FoZDcylKGQ

Mike Trudell

Foul trouble was a concern regarding Ed Davis in his 1st start. He's been foul prone off the bench this year, and just picked up No. 4.

Bill Oram

Ed Davis with his fourth foul. So here comes Sacre...

Mike Trudell

It's JJ Hickson in for Denver at C after Mozgov picked up PF No. 4 (McGee out w/t leg strain).

Gary Lee

Jeremy Lin on a 9-0 run as the Lakers lead 56-51 with 7:24 remaining in the third quarter. Check out his highlights. lakersnation.com/los-angeles-la…

Ben Bolch

Doc Rivers: "I thought we got great looks, didn’t make them and then we got behind and fell apart a little bit."

Ben Bolch

DeAndre Jordan: “I just wish every game was called the same way. Players get the same calls, that’s all.”

Mike Trudell

Make it a 9-0 Lakers run, capped by Jeremy Lin, with 8 points in the period and 7:24 still to play. Lin's got 13, Kobe 15, w/LAL up 5.

Kevin Ding

Lin missed wide-open three off Kobe setup to end first half. Was chagrined, but has been on fire in 3Q with his attack. ... LAL 56, DEN 51.

Gary Lee

I love it when Jeremy Lin is aggressive and attacks the basket -- good things usually happen for the Lakers when he does.

Ryan Ward

Lin continues to be in attack mode. Scores another bucket. 13 points. Lakers up five, 56-51.

Ben Bolch

Doc Rivers on success of Griz bigs: "I thought our guards got pulled a ton into the paint and I thought our bigs had to help way too much."

Mike Trudell

That's now 7 points in the 1st 4+ minutes of the 3rd for Lin, who converted a tough and-1 to cap a 7-0 LAL run. Lakers up 54-51.

Ryan Ward

Jeremy Lin getting aggressive in the second half. Point total up to 11.