ESPN: Once again, the Denver Nuggets couldn’t keep their emotions or Kobe Bryant in check.

Bryant scored 22 points and the Los Angeles Lakers took a 3-0 lead in their first-round series, routing the flustered Nuggets 102-84 on Saturday.

Game 4 is Monday night, and the Nuggets are going to have to get more out of their All-Star duo of Carmelo Anthony and Allen Iverson if they hope to take the series back to the Staples Center.

Anthony and Iverson were miserable from the floor, shooting a combined 10-for-38 and finishing with 16 and 15 points, respectively.

Bryant was quiet, too, at least in the first half, when he scored eight points on 3-for-8 shooting.

He scored nine quick points in the third quarter, however, to put the Lakers ahead 64-51 and quiet the Pepsi Center crowd that loves to hate him.

Bryant has always played well in Colorado, where fans have persistently heckled him ever since he was charged with sexual assault at a ski resort in the Rocky Mountains in 2003, even after the criminal case was dismissed and a civil suit settled.

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  • Phant0M

    MVP.

    We Put the DAGGER IN em.

    funeral time.

  • http://www.laballtalk.com Los Angels Lakers Blog

    once again, a great lakers win.. thank you ESPN for the recap

  • youknowwhatitis

    This is what happens when you disrespect the Lakers by placing that dormat of a mascot in front of the Lakers bench during player introductions. We don’t need Mike Vick. We circle around that thing, kill it, skin it, and wear it. Los Angeles Lakers BIT CHES!!! FU CK KENYON MARTIN FU CK JR SMITH FU CK NAJERA. FU CK THESE MIDDLE AMERICA TEAMS. UTAH IS NEXT. And believe Kobe when he said “ALL DAY MOTHAFU CKAS!” because he’s still pissed off at them after they booed Fisher. Choose your words and actions wisely Nugget, because THIS IS LOS LAKERS – we don’t take shit from NOBODY, not even inked up from the shins up MOTHAFU CKAS”

    Go Lakers.

  • LN1

    i like how the lakers took light of the mascot thing and had fun with it. if we had a mascot and did that to denver’s bench, Carter or Martin wouldve beat the crap out of it haha

    good win. crush their spirits and move on!

  • http://swishtheball.net kobe-drew-pau-l.o.-fish

    no one knows th truth in denver

  • Rpoc

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    YESSIR MOTHERFUCKER!!!

  • http://lakers.com denver_luvs_kb24

    bring out the brooms and after you sweep the denver….get out the mops..caz jazz/rockets…. BrinG em Out we ReadDy to Roll ya GuyS like a LIon AtTackin a Hyena…KB24 MVP MVP MVP MVP

    WE Still Rise

    bring the trophy bak where it belongs……!!!!!!!