LeBron James could not save the Los Angeles Lakers as they were blown out by the Denver Nuggets
The Los Angeles Lakers recorded back to back defeats after they lost 117-85 to the Denver Nuggets in an NBA game played on Wednesday, November 28.
Lakers vs Nuggets
The Lakers suffered back to back defeats after they recovered from a slow start to the season.
Following their 108-104 loss to the Orlando Magic in the last fixture, the Lakers were expected to sweep aside the Denver Nuggets who they had already beaten this season.
Jamal Murray and Paul Millsap both had 20 points and the Nuggets recreated the intensity their showed when the beat reigning champions Golden State Warriors earlier in the season.
The first half was close at it ended 58-50 with the Lakers trailing by just eight points, the Nuggets however stepped up in the second half to blow the visitors out.
Malik Beasley and Nikola Jokic adding 20 and 14 points while Kyle Kuzma was the leading performer for the Lakers with LeBron James and Brandon Ingram adding 14 points.
The Atlanta Hawks got back to winning ways after a long time defeating the Miami Heat 115-113.
Rookie Trae Young contributed 17 points and 10 assists with help from Taurean Prince who dropped 18 points.
The Toronto Raptors recovered from a slow start trailing 17 points to beat the Memphis Grizzles 122-114.
Star player Kyle Lowry contributed 24 points and six assists while Kawhi Leonard added 17 points and 10 rebounds.