Where: Pepsi Center
When: Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 10:00 pm ET
We have a Western Conference NBA matchup to consider when the Los Angeles Lakers meet the Denver Nuggets for game three of their four-game season series. The Lakers are 40-12 this season and enter this matchup hoping to continue a two-game winning streak. Denver is 38-16 this season and is working on a four-game winning streak when they host Los Angeles.
Lakers Two Game Winning StreakThe Lakers have won four of its last five games and if the regular season were to end today, Los Angeles would be the first seed in the Western Conference with a three-game lead over the Nuggets. Wednesday marks a one-off road trip and Los Angeles boasts a record of 13-15 away from STAPLES Center and has won four of its past five road games.
Los Angeles scores 114.6 points while allowing 107.2 points per game and is shooting 48.7 percent from the field, 36.3 percent from downtown and 73.4 percent from the charity stripe this season.
The Lakers have three players scoring in double figures and are led by All-Star center Anthony Davis. Davis scores an average of 26.5 points per game with a team-high 9.2 caroms and leads Los Angeles with 2.7 blocked shots per game. Davis drains 30.9 percent of his triple attempts this season and scored 25 points with ten rebounds and five assists in the Lakers home win over the Phoenix Suns.
Nuggets Four Game Winning Streak
The Nuggets has won four of their last five games and is three games behind the Los Angeles Lakers for the top spot in the Western Conference. Wednesday marks game two of a two-game homestand and Denver is 21-6 at the Pepsi Center this season and has won four of its last five home games.
Denver scores 110-3 points while allowing 106.4 points per game and is shooting 46.4 percent from the field, 35.5 percent from downtown and 77.7 percent from the charity stripe this season.
The Nuggets have six players scoring in double figures and are led by All-Star center Nikola Jokic. Jokic scores an average of 20.6 points per game with a team-leading 10.6 caroms and leads Denver with 6.9 assists per game. Jokic drains 32.4 percent of his triple attempts this season and scored 19 points with eight rebounds and 13 assists in the Nuggets home win over the San Antonio Spurs.