The Los Angeles Lakers will host the Denver Nuggets on Sunday night at 6:30 p.m. PT, as they continue to try to pull themselves out of the early-season hole that their inconsistent play has put them in.
Even with the four-star lineup they've all dreamed about, the Lakers still can't seem to get out of their own way. Currently on a two-game losing streak, they welcome a Nuggets team that is built completely differently than they are. The Nuggets rely on depth and chemistry, and were able to navigate one of the toughest early season schedules in the NBA with some success. Denver is the eighth seed in the Western Conference, with a record of 19-16.
The Lakers can't say the same. Chemistry, lack of depth, lack of defense and health concerns have derailed a much-anticipated regular season, as the Lakers are currently the 11th seed in the Western Conference at 15-17, despite having the seventh-highest plus/minus in the West.