Daily Nugget: Denver hosts the Lakers for the first time since last year’s historic victory

by Eric Spyropoulos
Staff Writer

The top two teams in the Western Conference will face off on Tuesday, as the Denver Nuggets host the Los Angeles Lakers at Pepsi Center.

Although the 2019-20 Lakers are a much different squad than the team that visited Pepsi Center nearly a year ago to the date, this will be the first time the teams match up in Denver since the Nuggets defeated the Lakers 117-85 on Nov. 27th, 2018.

LeBron James, Kyle Kuzma and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope are the only Lakers from their 2018-19 roster that will also take the court in Denver on Tuesday, as Los Angeles retooled its roster around James and superstar acquisition Anthony Davis.

The win marked the largest over the Lakers in franchise history, as Denver had six players in double-figures, including three players who each scored 20 points (Jamal Murray, Paul Millsap and Malik Beasley). The Nuggets also had a 65-45 advantage on the boards, highlighting the team’s hustle and energy that pushed the big win.

Following the victory, Nuggets head coach Michael Malone also dropped a classic one-liner.


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