The Lakers are coming off a 122-113 home loss to the Phoenix Suns on Friday, a day after the Houston Rockets scored a 142-116 victory over the Sun.
The Lakers have allowed at least 115 points in each of their past two games. "As a team, the past two games, we haven't done well defensively," said Lakers rookie forward Kyle Kuzma, who scored a season-high 30 points against the Suns, including 28 in the second half. "It's an area that we need to address. Our identity is to be a defensive team, and the past two games are unacceptable to us." Denver's scoring output against the Pelicans was its most in a regulation game in nearly 10 years, and lifted its season-scoring average to 108.5, tied for eighth in the league with the Philadelphia 76ers, who beat the Lakers 115-109 on Wednesday night at Staples Center.#bornalakerdiealaker #nike #lakersallday #addidas #wish #lakers #basketballneverstops #spectrum #magicjohnson #kobebryant #kobe #nba #lakersvsnuggets #california #cali #westcoast #hoops