Staples Center will host a matchup between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Denver Nuggets. The Lakers currently hold a 14-19 record and have not found their stride this season. As for the Nuggets, they can gain some ground on the rest of the pack with a win, entering the game with a 15-17 record. Contributing to their sub-.500 record has been their play over the last 10 games. They've come up on the losing end during eight of those games. This game is scheduled to start at 9:30 pm EST and Altitude and TWC SN will be providing coverage of the contest.
The Lakers come into today's game on a high note after defeating the Jazz, 110-99. Pau Gasol was a key piece, recording his 13th double-double of the season with 23 points and 17 rebounds. The Nuggets, meanwhile, are coming off a narrow win against the Grizzlies, 111-108. Ty Lawson was one of the key players and claimed his eighth double-double so far this season, accounting for 18 points and 12 assists. This is the second game of the season between these two teams, with the Nuggets winning the first matchup, 111-99. Jordan Hill had a double-double in the defeat with 18 points and 15 rebounds.