Nov 13, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol (16) drives to the basket against Denver Nuggets center Timofey Mozgov (25) during the second half at Pepsi Center. The Nuggets won 111-99. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Preview: Los Angeles Lakers (21-41) vs. Denver Nuggets (26-34)

The Denver Nuggets (26-34) finally got back into the win column this past Wednesday as they snapped a six-game skid, defeating the Dallas Mavericks on national television by the final score of 115-110. Nuggets small forward Wilson Chandler led the way for Denver scoring 21 points on 6-of-17 shooting, collecting 5 rebounds and 2 steals. Point guard Ty Lawson would record 20 points on 5-of-12 shooting, going 8-of-9 from the charity stripe.

What: NBA Preview:  vs. 
When: Friday, March 7th
Where: Pepsi Center
Time: 9:00 PM ET, 7:00 PM MT
TV: Altitude Sports

This will be the third and final meeting between the Lakers and Nuggets this season as Denver has already won the season series up 2-0. Going back to their most recent meeting back on Jan. 5th, the Nuggets would dominate the Lakers on their home court, 137-115. Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson recorded a double-double scoring 20 points on 7-of-18 shooting, collecting 12 assists and 4 rebounds. The Lakers bright spot of the night was veteran power forward Paul Gasol, recording 25 points, 10 rebounds, and 5 assists.

To add-on to the miserable season the Los Angeles Lakers are having while sitting at a dismal record of 21-41 — including missing their star player Kobe Bryant for most of the season, they just got blown out on a nationally televised game against the Los Angeles Clippers at home by the final of 142-94. The Lakers would get beat by 48 points while letting the Clippers shoot 55.3% percent from the floor.

Denver is coming off of an impressive game Wednesday night where they would shoot 11-of-24 from behind-the-arc while they struggled from that aspect in the last couple of games. Lawson would have another injury set-back against the Mavs, suffering a heel injury but he will be expected to play Friday night.

Projected Starting Lineups:

Los Angeles Lakers:

PG: Kendall Marshall
SG: Jodie Meeks
SF: Kent Bazemore
PF: Wesley Johnson
C: Pau Gasol

Denver Nuggets:

PG: Ty Lawson
SG: Randy Foye
SF: Wilson Chandler
PF: Kenneth Faried
C: Timofey Mozgov

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