Nuggets topple Lakers at Staples Center
Nuggets topple Lakers: They were looking to level the regular season series against the Lakers. The Lakers we’re victorious three weeks ago against the Nuggets in a 105-96 victory at the Pepsi Center on December 3rd.
Paul Millsap scored 21 points to hand the Lakers a third consecutive defeat. A dominant second half display saw the Nuggets pull away from the Lakers valiant effort to achieve a blowout win. LeBron James was out due to a muscle strain .
The Denver Nuggets had six players in double digits ,with the likes Nikola Jokic scoring 18 points, Will Barton adding 14 points alongside a career high tying 13 rebounds .
Nikola Jokic was in a full jubilation after regulation and expressed how meaningful this victory is.”It feels good to get a win in L.A even if LeBron wasn’t playing “.
Another problem for the Los Angeles seems to be the lack of scoring contributions from the reserves. LeBron James and Anthony Davis have been red hot this season. Kyle Kuzma was the only player on the bench which had double digits in points as the forward who made his return to the squad scored 16 points.
Los Angeles Lakers
((Image/Lakers/Twitter LeBron pictured at staples centre before tip off , he sat out due to Thoracic muscle strain)
While LeBron James Looked on ,Anthony Davis did his best to make-up for the absence of LeBron with 32 points and 11 rebounds.
Davis spoke on the absence of teammate LeBron during the post match interview “It’s tough when he’s out but we still got to find ways to win ,” Davis said. There seemed to be a slight concern for Lakers fans as Davis tweaked his right leg during the third quarter. However he continued to play on and played at least the majority of the fourth quarter.
As previously mention before the Denver Nuggets came out blazing in the second half . The nuggets enforced a consistent wave of pressure offensively as they continued to knock down shots from the perimeter. Denver had a 17-7 run in the fourth quarter.
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Nuggets topple Lakers: Denver have now won on six on the bounce and they prepare for the Phoenix Suns in their upcoming match at Talking Stick Resort Arena in downtown Phoenix.
Next up for the Los Angeles Lakers is their heavily anticipated Christmas Day fixture against cross city rivals the Los Angeles Clippers in the Battle of L.A.
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