At the top of the fourth quarter, Metta World Peace decided to stick Danilo Gallinari.
He bodied Gallinari up at the three-point line, forcing the Denver Nuggets forward to make something of a spin move in an attempt to try and create some distance between himself and World Peace.
Gallinari and World Peace sprinted into the backcourt to try to recover the loose ball. Gallinari won the foot race and picked up the ball but when he turned around, World Peace was in his face in his defensive stance.
Gallinari then once again tryed to use his dribble to lose the Lakers' pest but World Peace once again stripped him. The ball landed in Cory Brewer's hands and he was forced to shoot from behind the half court line as the shot clock expired.
On a night when the Lakers defense seemed stagnant at best and lacking effort at worst, World Peace's defensive intensity in that moment greatly stood out.
The crowd awarded World Peace with a standing ovation, its only such applause of the evening.