Here are the scores, updates, and results of the NBA 2020-2021 regular season match between the Los Angeles Lakers (LAL) vs the Denver Nuggets (DEN) on May 4, 2021 (All times are in Philippine Standard Time) at the Staples Center.
With 25 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 blocks, Anthony Davis led his short-handed squad past the Denver Nuggets to snap a 3-game losing streak.
Davis contributed well in the last minutes of the final quarter on the defensive end and on the offensive end. When the Lakers needed a basket to extend their lead, Davis was there to make a tough lay-up over Aaron Gordon to widen up the margin. After a couple of sequences, Facundo Campazzo attempted a wide-open three-pointer, but Davis sprinted towards him and had a big block to secure the thrilling game at the Staples Arena.
Talen Horton-Tucker added 10 points while playing for 21 minutes for the team. Within the final seconds of the matchup, “THT” drives towards the rim for a lay-up but ended up throwing a circus shot. Fortunately for the Lakers, Marc Gasol fought for the offensive rebound against Jokic and tapped it to Horton-Tucker for a lay-up to give the Lakers a 4-point margin.
“KCP” and Marc Gasol both added 20 combined points to help the team win against the Nuggets. To be specific, each of them tallied 10 points.
The Lakers delivered a big game even without their superstar, LeBron James, and the facilitating skills of Dennis Schroder. After that game, the Lakers are on the 5th spot of the Western Conference.
Nikola Jokic had an excellent game for the Nuggets against the Lakers, but it was not enough to beat the opposing team. “The Joker” recorded 32 points, 9 rebounds, and 5 assists. Michael Porter Jr. scored 19 points, had 6 rebounds, and played for as much as 40 minutes, the Nugget who played the most.
Despite just playing for 12 minutes, McGee chipped in 10 points and 3 rebounds. Not only that, but the former-Laker also hit 5 out of his 7 shots.
The Lakers go up to 37-28 while the Nuggets fall to 43-22.
Nuggets vs Lakers
24-20; 18-25; 23-25; 24-23
Nuggets (89) – Jokic 32, Porter Jr. 19, McGee 10, Campazzo 8, Green 6
Lakers (93) – Davis 25, Caruso 11, Caldwell-Pope 10, Gasol 10, Horton-Tucker 10