Denver Nuggets started their second game in the Staples Center with superb possession and jumper from Aaron Gordon to take a quick 2-0 lead over Los Angeles. He met Nikola Jokic in the next tenure for a layup before Andre Drummond fired a shot with color via some touch. The Nuggets had a few empty treasures before Alex Caruso hit three corners to give the Lakers the lead, which was quickly followed by three from Kentavius Caldwe. L-Pope and Lay Up Alley from Anthony Davis.
Gordon eventually broke the team’s coolness by performing 1v2 at the free-throw line. But Davis got two more points on the edge, PJ Dozier drilled three from the top of the keys before Drummond and Jokic exchanged buckets. Leaving the Lakers̵7; timeout, Jokic hit a jumper from mid-range to bring Denver back by 8pm.KCP’s miss turned out to be two points from Jokic and a tie ball game.
Both sides made a missed exchange before Davis finally collapsed. But Michael Porter Jr. hit three races over Drummond’s outstretched hand from a few feet behind the 3-point line.Porter followed minutes later with the Davis block. At the edge of a third from Shaquille Harrison up the lead into four before the Lakers’ bucket made it a two-point game. It was almost four p.m. before Davis skied from behind JaMychal Green, Green replaced the missed Lakers for two on the block.
Montrezl Harrell got two easy points against Dozier, but the Green scored back. With 2.6 remaining, the Nuggets had a chance to be out of bounds, but Jokic came up short of 3 points.The Nuggets took the lead with four points heading into the second quarter.
Javale McGee scored in the second quarter with three Harrell Ben McLemore vaulting cuts, halving Denver’s lead. A few assets later, McGee threw the hunks, which made them add up to five. Harrell received an offensive rebound and became two and played three points on the line McGee received two more points after Harrell knocked out Wesley Matthews was called for an improper foul after the jump. Go into Dozier, but no points are made from both trades.
McGee fired from outside the paint, which gave him a fourth straight barrel and eighth point for the Lakers nuggets, hitting the long jumper off the break, but Austin Rivers quickly came back with his own two-point score. Whis on the edge and he turns a 3-point play on the line.Both sides exchange empty treasures before Michael Malone calls out a timeout to try and make the nuggets look better on the offensive.
Nothing happened when two Davis were long, but Jokic wiped it off with a 3 point jumper. Davis was stained on the edge, but he only went one of two where the Jokic line had a few physical properties, becoming the point. No, after Dozier made a miss, Gordon was rewarded for his big-hitting defense, KCP was down five times to lead the Lakers within two.
Facundo Campazzo went one-two on the free-throw line, but the Lakers were just one ball away from Davis, KCP in defense and he gave the Lakers the lead with a perfect trip. Rare at the edge of a miss from Campazzo the other way round and Kyle Kuzma hit three corners which gave the Lakers a two-point lead. Caldwell-Pope Two more hits on the line, which gave them a 3-point lead, Caruso forced a loose ball that ran off clockwise and they took the nuggets 45-42 in the second half.
Campazzo converted a two-point shot to start the third quarter before Gordon blocked Davis on the other side. Both sides exchanged the empty treasure before the Campazzo thief became a dunk for Porter during the transition. Davis drilled a long 3-pointer and Denver instantly wiped it off with a mid-range jumper before Porter powered past Davis for a shot to switch from Campasso’s third steal this quarter. Jokic dashed into a shot that gave Denver a fourth lead and led to the Lakers’ timeout.
Gordon helped out of Caruso and he knocked out 3 pointers to bring the Lakers in one place.A trick from Jokic gave them a 3-point lead, Caruso went 1 in 2 at the line and Jokic blocked Drummond that. The Jokic Cup was called for an improper foul and Caruso quickly tied the game at 54 with a sharp cut to the edge. Caldwell-Pope went 1 in 2 on the line before Drummond was called for a foul on Jokic on the other end.
Jokic went 2 in 2 to give Denver the lead and they were almost in the lead before Rivers and Porter both fell to the floor for a chance to change. 58-56, a 6-2 run stretched into six before a one-two display from Porter at the Denver lead within five.Campazzo followed a superb defensive possession with a 3-point shot off the wing to take the lead. Them within two
Rivers paid one-two at the edge of the line with a tie in the game.Markieff Morris also split the pair at the charity bar, McGee blocked one shot, but Talen Horton-Tucker Flipping McGee’s outstretched hand almost immediately, Javale scored a goal from the free-throw line, but Marc Gasol scored three corners to make it a five-point game with less than 24 seconds left in the quarter.
The Lakers got two quick points to start the quarter before Dozier left the game with a clear hip injury. A quick 5-2 eruption raised the Lakers 10 with just under 10 minutes left this quarter. Matthews hit three corners and they were trying to take out the nuggets, as Denver called it a quick timeout. The two-sided exchanges missed a timeout before Jokic fired a long two-pointer, but Matthews hit the quarter-thirds.
Jokic hit another participating jumper. But the Nuggets were still followed by 12 with less than eight minutes left. Denver got within 10, but Horton-Tucker hit a strong jumper from mid-range area. The miss from the green ended with THT driving to the edge and he was able to go two out of two, bringing Lakers up to 14 Jokic one in two.On the other hand, Porter’s steal resulted in a win. Two free points before Porter took the big 3-pointer that brought the Nuggets within eight.
Davis throws a pair of penalties off the line and the MPJ returns with a powerful dunk. Caldwell-Pope Threw the ball out of the field and Jokic got two points off Drummond, which put them inside six.Jokic went two in two on the line and the nuggets were inside four after a miss from Caruso Porter.Three were wiped out after a foul at It’s interesting to call it Campazzo, but the controversial placement puts Denver within two people with 1:37 left.
Davis missed out on an attempt to prolong the lead. Porter had a grappling attempt to lead the miss before Davis hit the 10-foot float to make it a four-point game with 41.8 left.Jokic was fouled, headed the edge and he went 2. In the 2nd at the line, which has Denver within two Horton-Tucker There was a basketball god who greatly adored him, with a ball bouncing away from a savage shot attempt and the Lakers led four with 15.1 left, Campazzo hit a block by Davis from the last possession. Denver’s and Denver’s winning streak were broken when they lost 93-89.
score: Nikola Jokic – 32
help: Facundo Campazzo – 8
Rebound: Funny – 9
Game players: Nikola Jokic 32 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals, 1 block, 12 of 28 field goals, 1 of 4 3 points, 7 of 8 free throws.