For a time the Lakers looked ready to win in a difficult building, to finish a game with as much intensity as they started.
But the Denver Nuggets rarely lose at home and they became suddenly unstoppable for three minutes 57 seconds on Saturday night.
Missing three starting frontcourt players because of injuries, Denver closed the game with a 15-0 run, creating a span of nearly four minutes in which the Lakers couldn’t score and couldn’t stop them. The Lakers committed seven turnovers in the fourth quarter. They lost to the Nuggets 115-100. Denver improved to 13-9, with a 10-2 mark at home. The Lakers dropped to 8-14, and 2-8 on the road.
“I thought we were ready to take...