The Denver Nuggets sent a statement to the Lakers by sending this first round series to a game seven in convincing fashion, 113-96. The home team started the game on a 13-0 run and never relinquished the lead for the remainder of the game. For the second consecutive game, the Lakers were outworked and outplayed by their opponents. Lakers’ star Kobe Bryant made headlines before the game by missing the morning shoot-around due to a stomach virus. Game seven will take place Saturday night at the STAPLES Center.