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Lawson powers Nuggets to 106-96 win over Lakers, ending skid

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ty Lawson had season-highs of 32 points and 16 assists, leading Denver to a 106-96 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night that snapped the Nuggets’ six-game skid.

Darrell Arthur added 15 points, and Wilson Chandler and J.J. Hickson had 13 points each for the Nuggets, whose four-game road losing streak ended.

Carlos Boozer scored 15 of his 21 points in the second half and grabbed 10 rebounds, and Wayne Ellington added 18 points for the Lakers, who fell to 0-5 this month.

The Kobe Bryant-less Lakers were coming off an 0-4 trip away from Staples Center because of the Grammy awards. Jeremy Lin and Wesley Johnson added 12 points each.

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