This will be the very first game of the new season, and the Nuggets will receive their NBA championship rings prior to the tip. They swept the Lakers in the Western Conference finals en route to claiming the Larry O’Brien Trophy last season, and although their bench was depleted in free agency this summer, they still retained their mighty starting five.
Los Angeles went 2-4 in the preseason, but it appears to have the strongest roster it has had since LeBron James came to town five years ago. It hopes this contest will be the first step toward its 18th world title.
How to watch
Here’s when you should tune in to see the game:
Date: Oct. 24, 2023
Time: 4:30 p.m. PT
TV Channel: TNT
Live Stream: Sling TV (watch for free)
Lakers versus Nuggets injury report
Nuggets: Vlatko Cancar (knee surgery) is out.
Probable starting lineups