The Los Angeles Lakers take on the Denver Nuggets, and both teams battle for middle-of-the-pack supremacy, as the Lakers sit two-and-a-half games behind the Nuggets for the eighth seed in the Western Conference.
Los Angeles comes into the game after two straight losses—a sloppy mess against the Philadelphia 76ers and a blowout turned nail-biter against the Los Angeles Clippers. The Lakers have struggled to reach and stay at .500 for the duration of the season.
Denver was able to beat the Clippers in its most recent victory, ending Los Angeles' 18-game winning streak, but its most recent game ended in a loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Obviously, both of these teams are very capable of being solid, dangerous playoff teams, but they are struggling to find their identity early on in 2013.
Time: 9:30 p.m. EST
TV: NBA League Pass
Records: Los Angeles Lakers (15-17), Denver Nuggets (19-16)
Gambling Line: N/A
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