Kobe Bryant plays in Game 6

Updated: May 11, 2012, 11:36 AM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

DENVER -- Kobe Bryant didn't let a stomach bug stop him from playing in Thursday's Game 6 between the Los Angeles Lakers and Denver Nuggets, but he might have stayed in bed if he had known what the Nuggets had in store for him.

Denver destroyed the Lakers 113-96 at the Pepsi Center, evening their first-round series at 3-all and setting up a Game 7 on Saturday at Staples Center.

Bryant did all he could, scoring a team-high 31 points on 13-for-23 shooting in 37 minutes, but his ...

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