After a winless four-game road trip, the
The Nuggets have something in common with the Lakers -- both teams have lost 13 of their last 14 games.
Denver is coming off a Monday-night loss to the
The Lakers will play the Nuggets without
Veteran point guard
The Nuggets' offense starts with point guard
The Lakers will counter with rookie
Clarkson is shooting just 39.8% from the field and 28.6% from three-point range in that stretch, but the Lakers are patiently giving him the chance to learn the position.
Lawson will be another difficult challenge for Clarkson, who has faced starts against a string of top-flight point guards including Derrick Rose, Kyrie Irving,
The Nuggets haven't been able to come together consistently as a team, but their roster is loaded with talented players including
Denver scores 100.6 points a night on average, while allowing 104.3. The Lakers are worse at 99.4 points offensively against 106.3 defensively.
Scorer Nick Young has been in a prolonged slump. The Lakers could use the boost -- now would be a good time for him to rediscover his shooting touch.
The Lakers have a real shot to end a four-game losing streak on Tuesday against the reeling Nuggets.