DENVER (Sporting Alert) The Los Angeles Lakers are slowly building a championship-like momentum and will look to keep this going when they take on the Denver Nuggets at Pepsi Center tonight.
Lakers (14-14) battled to an impressive 100-94 victory over the New York Knicks on Christmas Day, with Kobe Bryant leading the way with 34 points, supported well by Metta World Peace, who collected 20 off the bench.
However, the return of star point guard Steve Nash, who had a double-double of 16 points and 11 assists and a more assertive Pau Gasol, who ended with 13 points in the win over New York, are the notable things making the difference.
Lakers have won its last five games, but face a Denver team that is 8-1 at home.
Denver, though are coming off a defeat to the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night and only just got back into Colorado early this morning.
Denver Nuggets vs LA Lakers Starters
Lakers Team: Darius Morris – G, Steve Nash – G, Kobe Bryant – F, Pau Gasol – F, Dwight Howard – C
Nuggets Team: Andre Iguodala – G, Ty Lawson – G, Danilo Gallinari – F, Kenneth Faried – F, Kosta Koufos – C