The game was Bryant’s first since Dec. 17 when he fractured his left knee in a game against the Memphis Grizzlies, forcing him to miss the final 57 games of the season.
Guard Jordan Clarkson scored a game-high equaling 14 points for the Lakers.
Ty Lawson led Denver with 14.
The game also marked Byron Scott’s debut as the Lakers coach.
— City News Service
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