Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Lakers

The Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Lakers have had several matchups and rivalries over the years in the NBA. Both teams are part of the Western Conference, and their games often generate significant interest and excitement.


The Denver Nuggets, led by Nikola Jokic, have secured the top seed in their conference this season and are determined to provide a formidable challenge to the Los Angeles Lakers, who historically had the advantage in their head-to-head matchups. Despite the Lakers' history of series victories, the Nuggets are well-prepared and ready to put up a strong fight, showcasing the competitive spirit between the two teams.


Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Lakers Schedule


GamesOpponentDateVenue
GAME 1Lakers vs NuggetsTue., May 16 / 8:30 ET, ESPN


Ball Arena, Denver
GAME 2Lakers vs NuggetsThurs., May 18 / 8:30 ET, ESPNBall Arena, Denver
GAME 3Nuggets vs LakersSat., May 20 / 8:30 ET, ESPNCrypto.com Arena, Los Angeles
GAME 4Nuggets vs LakersMon., May 22 / 8:30 ET, ESPNCrypto.com Arena, Los Angeles
GAME 5Lakers vs NuggetsWed., May 24 / 8:30 ET, ESPNBall Arena, Denver
GAME 6Nuggets vs LakersFri., May 26 / 8:30 ET, ESPNCrypto.com Arena, Los Angeles
GAME 7Lakers vs NuggetsSun., May 28 / 8:30 ET, ESPNBall Arena, Denver


Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Lakers Head to Head


  • The two teams have met in the playoffs 7 times, with the Lakers winning all 7 series. The most recent playoff matchup between the two teams was in the 2020 western conference finals in the pandemic bubble in Orlando, Florida. The Lakers won the series 4-1. The Lakers won Game 1, Game 2, Game 4, and Game 5 to secure the series victory and advance to the NBA Finals.


  • Both the Los Angeles Lakers and the Denver Nuggets are currently enjoying a six-game winning streak on their respective home courts. With the Nuggets starting Game 1 in front of their home crowd, they will be motivated to maintain their impressive run.



  • Both Western Conference teams will again face each other in the conference finals of 2023, with the game starting in the Nuggets’ home.



Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Lakers Roster


Denver Nuggets Roster


PlayersPosition
Nikola JokicC
Jamal MurraySG
Christian Braun SF
Bruce Brown, Jr.SG
Thomas BryantC
Vlatko CancarSF
Aaron GordonSF
Jeff GreenPF
Kentavious Caldwell-PopeSG
Reggie JacksonPG
DeAndre JordanC
Zeke NnajiPG
Ish SmithPG
Michael Porter, Jr. PF
Peyton WatsonGF


Los Angeles Lakers Roster


PlayersPosition
MO BambaC
Malik BeasleySG
Troy Brown Jr.SF
Max ChristieG
Anthony DavisPF
Wenyen GabrielF
Rui HachimuraPF
Shaquille HarrisonG
LeBron JamesSF
Scotty Pippen Jr.G
Austin ReavesSG
D’Angelo RussellPG
Dennis SchroderPG
Cole SwiderF
Tristan ThompsonC
Jarred VanderbiltPF
Lonnie Walker 4 G

FAQs

Q. Denver Nuggets vs Los Angeles Lakers’ finals: where to watch?

A. The NBA finals are broadcasted on several networks, including ESPN, ABC, TNT, and NBA TV, or if you have a cable and satellite TV connection you will have access to the game.

Q. Have the Denver Nuggets ever been to the NBA Finals?

A. The Nuggets reached the NBA Finals once in the 1975-1976 season. However, they were unable to secure the championship.

Q. How many championships do the Lakers have?

A. The Los Angeles Lakers have won a total of 17 championships in the history of the franchise.

Q. Who is in the Western Conference finals?

A. Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Lakers are in the western conference finals with Game 1 starting on May 16 in Ball Arena Denver.