Up next for the Lakers: Saturday vs. Denver

Time: 12:30

On the air: TV: FS West; Radio: 710, 1330.

Where: Staples Center.

Records: Lakers 2-2, Nuggets 2-1.

Record vs. Nuggets (2010-11): 1-2.

Update: The Lakers have lost five of their last seven games against the Nuggets. Denver won at Dallas and beat Utah handily before losing to Portland on Thursday, 111-102. Point guard Ty Lawson appears headed for a breakout season, averaging 22.3 points so far. Center Nene signed a five-year contract worth a reported $67 million to stay with the Nuggets. He is averaging 14.3 points and 7.7 rebounds.