Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Lakers will meet in the Game-04 of the American Basketball League Postseason 2019-20.
Denver Nuggets enters into the Game-04 on Wednesday night to square the Western Conference Final series after drawing the first blood in the series in the previous game, following two back-to-back defeats. In Game-03, Denver led by 10 points at half-game and going into the final quarter, they stretched their lead to 18 points. Lakers tried to recover this margin in the final quarter but they lost by 114-106, despite winning the final quarter 31-21. Jamal Murray paced Nuggets by scoring 28 points, 8 rebounds and 12 assists. Nikola Jokic chipped in 26 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists. Jerami Grant contributed 26 points plus 3 boards. For Lakers, LeBron James scored 30 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists while Anthony Davies added 27 points.
Denver dominated the offensive rebounds 44-25. They shot 54.8 per cent from the floor, including 11 out of 29 from the 3-points range while Lakers shot 51.8 per cent field goals, including 6 out of 26 from beyond the arc. Denver aims to add one more victory to enter in the 5th game with huge confidence. Lakers stands fourth in scoring defence as they allow an average of 106.4 points per contest and they come third in scoring points as they allow 113.7 per night. Lakers tops the chart in the league in field goals with shooting 49.7 % from the floor and Denver stands at fifth with 47.2 % field goals. Lakers has the best point differential in the postseason with +7.3 and they are the favourites to make it 3-1 on Wednesday night.
Starting Possible Lineups
Jamal Murray (PG), Garey Harris (SG), Jerami Grant (SF), Paul Millsap (PF), Nikola Jokic (C)
Los Angeles Lakers
LeBron James (PG), Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (SG), Danny Green (SF), Anthony Davis (PF), JaVale McGee (C)
Nikola Jokic (C): 20.4 points, 5 rebounds, 5.9 assists
Jamal Murray (PG): 25.2 points, 10.2 rebounds, 6.5 assists
Los Angeles Lakers
Anthony Davis (PF): 28.5 points, 10 rebounds, 3.7 assists
LeBron James (SF): 25.9 points, 10 rebounds, 8.8 assists