Denver Nuggets: 3 Keys To Sink The Lakers

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The Denver Nuggets are back to being on fire and are looking for revenge against LeBron’s Lakers, the team the gave them their first loss this year.

I grew up watching NBA with my dad.  Mostly because I didn’t have a choice.  At least that’s how it started.  I started to love basketball and it was made easier watching the Showtime Lakers.  My dad took me to see Kareem Abdul-Jabbar‘s last game, same for Magic Johnson.  Maybe this is why the current state of the franchise is positively gag-inducing. Maybe it’s that I’m now a fan of the Denver Nuggets.

The Nuggets will host the L.A. Lakers and I can’t wait.  The L.A. squad is on a LeBron James led run but it won’t be enough to stop the Denver boys and it isn’t because of the altitude.  It’s because the Nuggets are better.

Key one:  be better.  The Lakers will be coming into the mile-high fresh off a loss to the Magic who the Denver Nuggets just beat by 25.

Gary Harris is questionable to play for the Nuggets but they handled the same trial well against the Thunder. If Harris doesn’t start we can expect Torrey Craig to start and bring the same energy he brought against Russell WestbrookJamal Murray has been strong  and playing against Lonzo Ball seems to bring out a competitive spirit where he plays his “A” game. That would maybe be a budding rivalry if Murray wasn’t so much better.  As it is it’s more laughable.

Key two: be better. Watch out someone might dribble the ball around you in a basketball game.

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LeBron is LeBron and he is a force.  He is less scary with the intense defense the Nuggets have been playing.  Paul Millsap and Mason Plumlee have provided some brutal physical play that has intensified a what can be devastating defense when executed by the Nuggets properly.

Key three: LeBron doesn’t have the support he needs to tackle the reignited Denver Nuggets.  The Lakers without Rajon Rondo have been a turnover fiasco. Denver can take advantage of the Lakers loose play.

Game information as follows:

Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018 • 9:00 PM ET
Pepsi Center • Denver, CO
National TV: NBA TV
Local TV: SpecSN, ALT
Radio: 710 AM ESPN / 1330 AM ESPN DEPORTES, KKSE 950AM