The story was Lakers Combo Guard Jordan Clarkson figuring it out in season #2 as young fella went for 30 on a slick 12 for 19 FGs and 4-6 from the Valley! Gwinnet, Georgia's favorite son Lou-Will added 24 off the bench for the Lakers as they were in striking distance in the 2nd but just could not overcome the Nuggets "Bigs"!
The "Manimal" Mile High Nugs star PF Kenneth Faried led Denver with 28 points and fifteen boards as Gallinari added 21 points and eight boards with Hickson dropping 17 points and seven boards. Yes its "Small Ball" for Team 5,280 Feet above Sea Level but their "Bigs" play bigger and they give 110%. Nugs #1 Donut-Runner Emmanuel Mudiay added 10 points as he waited on ten tables showing his all-around arsenal.
The Lakers now 0-4 gets just 11 points from the "Black Mamba" as J-Randle added 16. L.A. shot a dismal 6 for 26 from deep while the Mile High Nugs shot 50% from the field and 87% from the stripe hitting 27 of 31 FTs....as they move to 2-2!