After falling to the Clippers (53-26) on Tuesday night at
The Nuggets, like the Lakers, will not make the playoffs this season.
Former Lakers guard
They'll be without
If Lawson plays, the Lakers will have a challenge dealing with Denver's leading scorer (15.4 points a game) and playmaker (9.5 assists).
The Nuggets are not nearly the same defensive unit -- Clarkson may have a big game in Denver Wednesday.
With the Lakers on a back-to-back, Faried might be a lot to handle for what could be a fatigued Lakers' squad.
The Lakers should be capable of beating the Nuggets, but the late night of travel combined with the high altitude of Denver may lead to a Lakers fade down the stretch.