Los Angeles visits Denver on 5-game road slide
Los Angeles Lakers (32-49, 11th in the Western Conference) vs. Denver Nuggets (48-33, sixth in the Western Conference)
Denver; Sunday, 9:30 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Los Angeles visits Denver looking to stop its five-game road losing streak.
The Nuggets are 29-22 in Western Conference games. Denver is ninth in the Western Conference in rebounding averaging 44.1 rebounds. Nikola Jokic leads the Nuggets with 13.8 boards.
The Lakers are 17-34 against Western Conference opponents. Los Angeles is 13-22 in games decided by 10 or more points.
The teams play for the third time this season. The Nuggets won the last meeting 129-118 on April 3. Jokic scored 38 points points to help lead the Nuggets to the victory.
TOP PERFORMERS: Will Barton averages 2.2 made 3-pointers per game for the Nuggets, scoring 14.7 points while shooting 36.5% from beyond the arc. Jokic is averaging 27.1 points, 13.8 rebounds, 7.9 assists and 1.5 steals over the last 10 games for Denver.
Russell Westbrook is averaging 18.5 points, 7.4 rebounds and 7.1 assists for the Lakers. Malik Monk is averaging 2.1 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Los Angeles.
LAST 10 GAMES: Nuggets: 6-4, averaging 119.0 points, 43.5 rebounds, 29.3 assists, 6.5 steals and 3.3 blocks per game while shooting 51.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 119.2 points per game.
Lakers: 2-8, averaging 115.0 points, 42.6 rebounds, 23.7 assists, 6.7 steals and 3.0 blocks per game while shooting 49.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 120.5 points.
INJURIES: Nuggets: Zeke Nnaji: out (ankle), Vlatko Cancar: out (foot), Michael Porter Jr.: out (back), Jamal Murray: out (knee).
Lakers: Russell Westbrook: out (shoulder), Anthony Davis: out (knee), Carmelo Anthony: out (illness), LeBron James: out for season (ankle), Kendrick Nunn: out (knee).