Kobe-less Lakers knock off Nuggets

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Kobe-less Lakers knock off Nuggets

Bynum leads L.A. with 30 points
Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried yanked a rebound away from Pau Gasol of the Lakers during Friday night’s game in Los Angeles.
Matt Barnes of the Lakers found a path to the basket against JaVale McGee and the Nuggets on Friday night. Barnes scored a season-high 24 points in the Lakers’ playoff-clinching victory.

Kobe-less Lakers knock off Nuggets

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Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried yanked a rebound away from Pau Gasol of the Lakers during Friday night’s game in Los Angeles.
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Matt Barnes of the Lakers found a path to the basket against JaVale McGee and the Nuggets on Friday night. Barnes scored a season-high 24 points in the Lakers’ playoff-clinching victory.
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The Lakers have missed the playoffs just five times in their 64 years of existence, just twice in 33 years under owner Jerry Buss. ... Wilson Chandler missed his seventh consecutive game for Denver with a strained left hip, while Rudy Fernandez still is sidelined with a strained lower back. ... Lakers assistant John Kuester also coached the Lakers in February while Mike Brown served a one-game suspension. Kuester was the Detroit Pistons’ head coach for the past two seasons before getting fired last June. ... Matt Barnes got a technical foul with 2:24 left for arguing a call, but Arron Afflalo missed a free throw that would have cut the Lakers’ lead to three points with the ball.

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