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Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Ty Lawson tallied a double-double with 21 points and 10 assists to help the Denver Nuggets take a 112-105 decision over the Los Angeles Lakers.

Danilo Gallinari gave 20 points and six boards, while Andre Miller contributed 12 points and 10 assists. JaVale McGee posted 17 points, six rebounds, three steals and two blocks in the Nuggets' fifth win in seven games.

Meanwhile, the reeling Lakers have dropped four of five following their season-long five-game winning streak. Kobe Bryant scored 18 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter, but it wasn't enough to prevent Los Angeles from its 18th loss in 33 games.

Dwight Howard and Steve Nash each posted double-doubles in the loss. Howard scored 14 points and tied a career-high with 26 rebounds to go along with four blocks and Nash finished with 10 points and 13 assists.