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Lawson, Gallinari survive Kobe's late barrage, lead Nuggets past struggling Lakers 112-105

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    Denver Nuggets guard Andre Miller, center, goes up for a shot as Los Angeles Lakers forward Antawn Jamison, right, defends and guard Jodie Meeks looks on during the first half of their NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) (The Associated Press)

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    Denver Nuggets guard Andre Miller, right, shoots around Los Angeles Lakers forward Antawn Jamison during the first half of their NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) (The Associated Press)

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    Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard, right, shoots over Denver Nuggets' Kosta Koufos during the first half of their NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) (The Associated Press)

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    Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, left, passes around Denver Nuggets guard Andre Iguodala during the first half of their NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) (The Associated Press)

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    Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard, right, blocks a shot by Denver Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari, of Italy, during the first half of their NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) (The Associated Press)

Ty Lawson had 21 points and 10 assists, Danilo Gallinari scored 20 points and hit a big 3-pointer with 13.8 seconds left, and the Denver Nuggets beat the struggling Los Angeles Lakers 112-105 Sunday night for their fifth win in seven games.

JaVale McGee scored 17 points for the Nuggets, who showed no signs of weariness after a home win over Utah one night earlier. Despite two last-minute 3-pointers by Kobe Bryant, Denver maintained a lead throughout the fourth quarter of its second win in 12 days over the Lakers.

Bryant scored 29 points and Dwight Howard had 14 points and a career high-tying 26 rebounds for the Lakers, who have lost three straight and four of five.