The Denver Nuggets defeated the under-manned Los Angeles Lakers 122-109 to end their five-game winning streak. The Nuggets won their 11th straight home game with the help of Jamal Murray, who added a season-high 34 points. It is their best home winning streak since they won 12 straight games in 2018.
Monday saw James honoured as the Western Conference player of the week. Over his last three games, he had a 35-point, 8.7-rebound, and 7.7-assist average. James, who is 38, needs 35 points to join Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in the NBA’s 38,000-point club.
LeBron James, who had scored 25 points or more in each of his previous 13 outings. They voted him conference player of the week on Monday. Following the Lakers’ 4-0 record, he was absent from the Lakers’ lineup. There was never truly a chance to beat Jokic and the Nuggets due to those injuries as well as others. Most critically Anthony Davis’ (27-13). Also Read: Kevin Durant Injury Update- Forced to Leave Heat Game against The Nets due to right Knee Injury
Nuggets vs Lakers Match Summary
With 8:33 remaining in the second quarter, Los Angeles was still within striking distance of victory for the majority of the first half. However, the Nuggets went on a 21-6 run from that point on, giving them a 55-37 lead with three minutes. Remaining in the half before taking a 62-48 edge into halftime.
Early in the third quarter, Denver widened its advantage to fifteen points, but the Lakers rallied to keep the score close. To reduce the score to 73-66, Nunn made a jump shot, Schroder made a technical free throw, and Westbrook made a 3-pointer.
A free throw and a cutback by Jokic gave the Nuggets a 10-point advantage. A quick 7-2 run increased the score to 76-71, but a pair of corner 3-pointers by Brown ignited Denver’s comeback, cutting the deficit to 88-73 with 1:41 remaining in the half. The Nuggets went into the fourth quarter with a 15-point lead. Denver led 99-79 after Hyland’s 3-pointer to start the last frame and Murray’s fast-break layup. Bryant’s three-point shot brought Los Angeles within 106-93, but they never really threatened. Also Read: LeBron James Harsh Responds: sending a Brutal NBA trade message to the front staff of the Los Angeles Lakers
Contribution of Players from Both Teams to the Game
For Denver, which has won 11 straight home games, Jamal Murray scored a season-high 34 points, and Nikola Jokic recorded his 11th triple-double of the year in addition to 14 points, 11 rebounds, and 16 assists. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope finished with 16 points, Bruce Brown added 15, Bones Hyland and Michael Porter Jr. both chipped in 12 points, and Aaron Gordon finished with 9 points, 10 rebounds, and 4 blocks.
The Lakers’ five-game-winning run came to an end as a result of Russell Westbrook’s 25 points, Thomas Bryant’s 17 points and 10 rebounds, Kendrick Nunn’s 15 points, Max Christie’s 14 points, and Dennis Schroder’s 14 points.
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