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Lakers cool off in the Mile High City

After an 8-0 start tied for the second-best in franchise history, the Los Angeles Lakers cooled off Thursday losing 118-112 to the Denver Nuggets in the Mile High City. The loss was their fourth in their last five games to the Nuggets and their fourth straight at the Pepsi Center. The 118 points was by far the most the Lakers have allowed this season.

Lakers vs Nuggets 4th Quarter Thursday

The Lakers ran into problems in the fourth quarter. They led by eight points after three quarters, but L.A.'s poor shooting and turnovers in the final period helped the Nuggets come back.

FROM THE ELIAS SPORTS BUREAU: Despite the loss, Kobe Bryant scored 34 points becoming the youngest player in NBA history to score 26,000 points. Bryant was 32 years, 80 days old when he accomplished the feat surpassing Wilt Chamberlain who was 32 years, 114 days old. Bryant is the 12th player to score 26,000 points and the eighth fastest to do so in terms of games.