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Kobe Bryant scored 12 of his 37 points in the fourth quarter as host Los Angeles knocked off Denver for the second time in four nights.

Lamar Odom added 20 points and eight rebounds for the Lakers on his 26th birthday. After Andre Miller brought Denver within six to start the fourth, the Lakers pulled away with a 12-4 run.

Denver

MinFGFTO-TAPFPts.Totals 240:0033-7824-3210-32262292Anthony 36:238-165-62-62421Martin 32:265-107-101-52317Camby 29:204-91-23-7249Miller 35:466-138-102-56320Lenard 26:264-91-20-23211Buckner 18:391-40-01-1422Najera 13:200-30-01-1020Boykins 26:254-132-20-37110Elson 18:021-10-00-2012Kleiza 2:520-00-00-0000Johnson 0:210-00-00-0000

Percentages: FG .423, FT .750. Three-Point Goals: 2-15, .133 (Lenard 2-5, Camby 0-1, Najera 0-1, Anthony 0-2, Buckner 0-2, Boykins 0-4). Blocked Shots: 6 (Martin 2, Camby, Elson, Buckner, Kleiza). Turnovers: 20 (Anthony 6, Miller 4, Camby 2, Boykins 2, Elson 2, Najera 2, Lenard, Martin). Steals: 12 (Najera 3, Camby 2, Anthony 2, Elson 2, Miller 2, Martin).

L.A. Lakers

MinFGFTO-TAPFPts.Totals 240:0042-8225-3115-462320112Brown 26:533-32-40-3158Odom 40:376-137-84-84420Mihm 33:296-108-106-132320Parker 33:504-101-20-6519Bryant 42:1816-315-53-85237George 21:212-72-22-3026Vujacic 14:101-20-00-0313McKie 6:461-10-00-1112Cook 7:232-20-00-0204Profit 9:041-30-00-3013Bynum 4:090-00-00-1000

Percentages: FG .512, FT .806. Three-Point Goals: 3-12, .250 (Vujacic 1-1, Profit 1-1, Odom 1-5, George 0-2, Parker 0-3). Blocked Shots: 5 (Bryant, George, Odom, Brown, Profit). Turnovers: 19 (Bryant 4, George 4, Brown 4, Cook 2, Mihm 2, Odom 2, McKie). Steals: 9 (Parker 4, Cook, Mihm, Odom, Vujacic, McKie). Technical Fouls: Defensive Three Second, 4:55 second; Defensive Three Second, 3:16 third.

A: 18,997 (18,997). T: 2:25.