Recap: Lakers beat the Nuggets in the first night of a road back-to-back

DENVER, CO – DECEMBER 3: Dwight Howard #39 of the Los Angeles Lakers dunks the ball during the game against the Denver Nuggets on December 3, 2019 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Bart Young/NBAE via Getty Images)

The Los Angeles Lakers were finally able to close one down the stretch, beating the Denver Nuggets, 105-96. The Lakers generally seemed in control for most of the contest, but each time they seemed like they were going to push a standard double-digit lead into the twenties, the Nuggets would go on a run. Either way, the Lakers got the job done and made sure not to lose two-in-a-row.

Lakers bounce back from a poor rebounding night with a stellar performance

In Sunday’s loss against the Dallas Mavericks, the Lakers were outrebounded 51-to-45. However, what was most concerning were the Mavericks’ 16 offensive rebounds, as the Mavs received second chance after second chance.

The Lakers corrected their poor rebounding in a huge way on Tuesday night, out-rebounding the Nuggets 56-to-35. It was an absolute team effort all around to clean up the boards, as no one had more than 10 out of the total 56 rebounds. Speaking of 10 rebounds…

A classic LeBron James and Anthony Davis game

LeBron James: 25 points, 9 assists, 6 rebounds
Anthony Davis: 25 points, 10 rebounds

Enough said.

Danny Green struggles from the field

Deadshot wasn’t himself tonight, only making two of his 12 field goal attempts including an abysmal 1-of-7 from three, the area he thrives in the most. It’s definitely something to look out for, as this is starting to become a trend.

In his last six games including tonight, Green is shooting 8-of-33 from three (24.2%).

Alex Caruso. Put back king.

The Lakers are right back at it on Wednesday night, as the team will have to hop on a plane right away to Salt Lake City to take on the Utah Jazz. Hopefully, the change in altitude and the flu-like symptoms don’t give the team their second loss in three games.

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