The Nuggets are a dominant home team when teams travel to play in the altitude of Denver on back-to-back nights.
With rookie head coach
Even so, the Lakers will have a difficult time getting a win in Denver . . .
Lawson is shooting 43.9% from the field, 38.5% from behind the arc and 81.0% from the free-throw line. He takes about seven free-throw attempts a game and has an assist-to-turnover ratio of 3.1-1.
Slowing down the Nuggets starts with Lawson, but that's no easy task.
Offensively, Blake has shot the ball well from three-point range, converting 22 of 45 attempts (48.9%). Where he's struggled is inside the arc, hitting just 7 of 31 (22.6%).
If Blake can provide his team with a steady outside threat while doing his best to contain Lawson (no easy task), the Lakers may have a chance to steal one on the road.
Athletic power forward
In his last game, his fourth start of the season, Faried scored 15 points with 13 rebounds. The Nuggets need Faried to be a presence both on the boards and in the scoring column.
The Lakers have the advantage over the 6-foot-8 Faried, starting 7-footer
Hill scored a career high 21 points on Tuesday against the Pelicans. Strong play from Hill makes the Lakers a much tougher, physical team.
If there is a moment to steal a game in Denver on the second-night of a back-to-back, it's on Wednesday.
The Lakers have yet to win two games in a row this season. The Nuggets are still searching for an identity while dealing with injuries.
A strong performance could bring the Lakers back to .500 but getting past the back-to-back in Denver may be too much to ask.