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Brewer scores 27, Kobe's 40 points not enough as Nuggets beat Lakers 126-114

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    Denver Nuggets guard Ty Lawson (3) drives against Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash in the fourth quarter of their NBA basketball game in Denver, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012. The Nuggets won 126-114. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) (The Associated Press)

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    Denver Nuggets center JaVale McGee (34) dunks between Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard (12) and forward Pau Gasol (16), of Spain, in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Denver, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) (The Associated Press)

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    Denver Nuggets forward Andre Iguodala (9) passes the ball as Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol, of Spain, defends in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Denver, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) (The Associated Press)

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    Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried (35) celebrates after tipping the ball in to score as Los Angeles Lakers center Jordan Hill, left, and forward Metta World Peace (15) stand by in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Denver, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) (The Associated Press)

Corey Brewer matched his career high with 27 points and the Denver Nuggets overcame a 40-point effort by Kobe Bryant to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 126-114 on Wednesday night for their seventh straight win at home.

Brewer hit four of his six 3-pointers in the final 12-plus minutes, helping the Nuggets hold off the Lakers, whose five-game winning streak was snapped.

Bryant, who hit 40 points for the 116th time in his career, has scored 30 or more points in 10 straight games.

Kenneth Faried had 21 points and 15 rebounds, and Danilo Gallinari added 19 points for Denver. Ty Lawson had 17 points to go with 14 assists, and Andre Iguodala also scored 17 points.