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Photos: Lakers lose to Denver Nuggets

The best photos from the Lakers’ 128-104 loss to the Denver Nuggets at Staples Center on Dec. 22, 2019.

Lakers guard Rajon Rondo puts up a shot in front of Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic during the first quarter at Staples Center. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Lakers forward Anthony Davis defends against Nuggets center Nikola Jokic during the first quarter of the Lakers’ 128-104 loss at Staples Center. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
LeBron James, far left, watches from the bench as the Lakers play the Denver Nuggets at Staples Center. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Lakers big men Dwight Howard, left, and JaVale McGee celebrate after a basket by McGee against the Denver Nuggets during the first quarter at Staples Center. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Lakers forward Anthony Davis tries to put up a shot between Denver Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr., left, and center Mason Plumlee during the second quarter. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma looks to shoot in front of Denver Nuggets center Mason Plumlee during the second quarter. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Lakers center Dwight Howard fights for position under the basket with Denver Nuggets center Mason Plumlee during the second quarter. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Nuggets guard Gary Harris drives to the basket in front of Lakers forward Anthony Davis during the fourth quarter of the Lakers’ 128-104 loss at Staples Center. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Lakers forward Anthony Davis fights for a rebound with Nuggets forward Paul Millsap during the fourth quarter. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Lakers forward Anthony Davis challenges a shot by Nuggets forward Will Barton III during the third quarter. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Lakers coach Frank Vogel, center, is upset with an official’s call during the fourth quarter of the Lakers’ 128-104 loss to the Denver Nuggets at Staples Center. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, left, battles for a loose ball with Nuggets guard Jamal Murray during the second quarter. (Luis Sinco)
Lakers center Dwight Howard pulls a rebound away from Nuggets forward Jerami Grant during the third quarter. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
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