Nuggets out to humble champions Lakers


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2020/21 National Basketball Association (NBA) season

Regular Season

Denver Nuggets v Los Angeles Lakers 

Ball Arena 
Denver, Colorado, USA
Monday, 15 February 2021 
05h00 CAT
 
The Denver Nuggets will battle with Los Angeles Lakers in the National Basketball Association (NBA) match at the Ball Arena on February 15.
 
The two teams have played each other 180 times in the NBA since their first match in 1976. 
 
The Lakers have the upper hand having recorded 109 wins compared to the Nuggets' 71 victories. 
 
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The last meeting between the two teams was on 4 February 2021 and the Lakers secured a 114-93 victory over the Nuggets at the Staples Center.
 
The Nuggets are placed sixth on the Western Conference standings having registered 12 wins and 10 defeats.
 

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The Denver-based side secured a 128-117 win over Utah Jazz in their last home game which was played on 31 January 2021. 
 
They are now undefeated in their last two matches at home having registered two consecutive victories at the Ball Arena.
 
Anthony Davis of Lakers
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Meanwhile, the Lakers are placed second on the Western Conference standings having recorded 18 victories and six defeats.
 
The defending champions claimed a 107-99 victory over Atlanta Hawks in their last away game which took place on 2 February 2021. 
 
As a result, they are unbeaten in their last two matches on the road having recorded two successive wins as the visitors. 

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Anthony Davis, the Lakers power forward, who has had a slow start to the current season, is confident that he will figure things out eventually.
 
“I know that’s going to come,” Davis said. 
 
“The scoring, the shooting percentage like all that stuff, like, I’m still shooting like 53 percent or something like that, I think. 
 
"So, I’m still shooting extremely well from the floor. The scoring is down, which I’m not really concerned about.”
 

Head-to-Head (Last Five NBA Matches)


Matches - 5
Nuggets - 1
Lakers - 4
 

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Published: 02/12/2021