Nikola Jovic had 38 focuses and 18 bounce back as the Nuggets won 129-118, with Will Barton adding 25 focuses.
Playing at home, the Lakers missed LeBron James, who has a sensitive lower leg.
It sucks, said Lakers mentor Frank Vogel. Sucks telling these folks after each game, ‘I’m pleased with you. Great exertion. We lost.’
In this way, it’s dreadful, yet it very well may be more awful. It’s not difficult to unwind. Our gathering has remained together.
- They’re making the valiant effort. Their disposition has been brilliant, as far as cooperating to get this thing right.
- What’s more, it’s simply frustrating to come in to continue to say we missed the mark.
- The Lakers, 17-time NBA champions, sit eleventh in the Western Conference, having been plagued by wounds all through the season.
Groups from seventh to tenth in the Eastern Conference and Western Conference progress to the play-ins.
Two groups from every division can then get a spot toward the finish of-season end of the season games.
Anthony Davis, who top-scored for the Lakers with 28 places, said: I think the greatest thing that I ponder actually is what we might have been, had we remained sound throughout the year.
What would we be able to have been. Folks feel like, ‘alright, what would we be able to have been assuming I was sound the entire year, LeBron James was solid, [Kendrick] Nunn was sound’. You contemplate those things.
We put this group together and it great examined writing, yet we haven’t gotten an opportunity to arrive at that potential with folks all through the line-up.
Somewhere else on Sunday, Western Conference pioneers the Phoenix Suns were given one of their most terrible losses of the period, beaten 117-96 by the Oklahoma City Thunder.