The Denver Nuggets have secured home-court advantage in the first round of the upcoming NBA playoffs. The Nuggets (46-24), who are fourth in the Western Conference, beat Minnesota 114-103 on Thursday as Nikola Jokic scored 31 points and pulled down 14 rebounds to help Denver win its second in a row and stay within one game of the third-place Los Angeles Clippers.
Magic Johnson and others have called Kobe Bryant the greatest Laker of all time. But other Lakers greats have expressed less certainty.
The Kings have not made the playoffs since 2005-06, the last season of Rick Adelman's tenure. The Kings haven't had a winning record since then either.