On December 23, Beijing time, the regular season of the NBA 2019-2020 season continued. Today, the Lakers returned to the Staples Arena and ushered in the challenge of the Nuggets. The current Lakers star LeBron James missed due to injury. In the end, the Lakers lost to the Nuggets 104-128 and suffered a three-game losing streak.
The first quarter of the game started, the two teams formed a stalemate, but starting with 9 minutes and 09 seconds left in the game, the Lakers' attack was suddenly dull, and the Nuggets played a wave of 7-0 led by Jokic. The small climax pulled the score to 11-6 and stopped the Lakers. After returning from the suspension, Rondo stepped forward and led the team to pay back a wave of 7-0 attack. It was the turn of the Nuggets to request the suspension. After the suspension came back, the Lakers held a weak lead. At the end of the first quarter, the Lakers temporarily led 28-28.
In the second quarter, the two teams started to compete. The Lakers were able to hold the lead at the beginning of this quarter, but since 9 minutes and 06 seconds left in this quarter, Beasley teamed up with Plamley to play a 7-to-1 match. The 0 attack wave overtook the score and stopped the Lakers. After the suspension, Lakers coach Vogel did not adjust the lineup. Kuzma's offensive status returned and the team paid a wave of 6-3 and stopped the Nuggets. After the suspension, the scores of the two teams continued to stalemate. Brother Nongmei alone supported the Lakers' offense. At the end of the half-time game, the Nuggets temporarily led 55-53.
The game started in the third quarter, and the two teams continued to stalemate. With Button finishing the second offensive game with 8 minutes and 28 seconds left in the game, the Lakers requested a timeout with a three-point deficit. After a timeout, Danny Green stepped forward to cause injuries outside the three-point line. As he hit a three-pointer with 6:55 left in the quarter, the Lakers surpassed the score by 1 point. However, the good times didn't last long. After that, the Lakers' offense suddenly lost power. Millsap teamed up with Barton and led the team to a wave of 12-0 attacks that widened the difference to 10 points. Since then, the Nuggets have firmly controlled the lead. Brother Nongmei suspects a knee injury and adjusts the game. At the end of this quarter, the Nuggets lead 91-78.
In the fourth quarter of the game, Brother Nongmei returned to the court, but the Lakers made consecutive mistakes and Harris scored 5 points in a row to open the difference to 18 points. The Lakers can only request a timeout. The Nuggets are playing more and more smoothly after returning from the suspension. Brother Nongmei obviously did not dare to force because of the previous injury. In the end, the Lakers failed to chase the points at home.
Nuggets: Millsap 21 points, Harris 19 points, 5 assists, 4 steals, Jokic 18 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, Button 14 points, 13 rebounds, 5 assists, Murray 6 points, 3 rebounds 5 assists, Beasley 16 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, Prumley 10 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, Grant 8 points and 3 rebounds.
Lakers: Thick eyebrows 32 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocks, McGee 7 points and 5 rebounds, Bradley 6 points and 2 rebounds, Rondo 5 points and 4 rebounds, 8 assists, 3 steals, Green 5 points and 4 Rebounds and 2 assists, Kuzma 16 points and 4 rebounds, Caruso 8 points and 2 rebounds, Howard 8 points and 7 rebounds, Pope 6 points and 3 rebounds and 2 assists.