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Posted: Sunday May 6, 2012 11:33PM ; Updated: Monday May 7, 2012 12:26AM

Fan runs onto court, interrupts Game 3 in Denver

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DENVER (AP) -- The playoff game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Denver Nuggets was briefly interrupted when a female fan walked out on the court in the second quarter Sunday night.

The woman walked several steps onto the court as Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson brought the ball past half-court. Officials blew the whistle to stop play with 1:10 left and the woman was escorted away by security.

The women was arrested for investigation of trespassing and taken to a detention facility for booking, said Denver police Det. Todd Erickson, part of the security detail at Pepsi Center.

The woman's name wasn't released.

Erickson said he was at his post near the Denver bench when he spotted the woman stepping onto the floor near mid-court in front of startled Nuggets guard Andre Miller.

"I happened to see her walk on to the court and I thought, `Uh, oh,"' Erickson said.

He hustled over to the woman and with other security personnel told her she had to go back to her seat.

She responded by asking, "Where's Kenyon?" an apparent reference to former Nuggets player Kenyon Martin.

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