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There's no tying in basketball! Which means someone has to win tonight. Nuggets look to end first half of the season on a positive note against Kobe-less Lakers.

Wilson Chandler challenges Wesley Johnson
Wilson Chandler challenges Wesley Johnson
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Game 53: 2014-15 NBA Season
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19-33 (7-19 on road)

Series

1-1

13-38 (7-17 at home)
February 10, 2015
STAPLES Center - Los Angeles, CA
7:30 PM MT
TNT / 104.3 FM

Ty Lawson PG Jordan Clarkson
Arron Afflalo SG Wayne Ellington
Wilson Chandler SF Ryan Kelly
Kenneth Faried PF Tarik Black
Jusuf Nurkic C Robert Sacre
Notes
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Jameer Nelson - questionable (left achilles strain)
Injuries Kobe Bryant - out (rotator cuff), Jordan Hill - out (hip flexor), Steve Nash - out (sciatic pain), Ronnie Price - probable (sore elbow), Julius Randle - out (tibia fracture)
Denver has lost 13 of their last 14 games Etc... The Lakers have lost 14 of their last 15 games

PILLOW FIGHT!!!

Tonight in Los Angeles, two once proud rivals face off in a battle for 2015 Lottery supremacy.  I believe it was Tolkien who wrote, One ping(pong ball) to rule them all, One ping(pong ball) to find them, One ping(pong ball) to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.  Both fanbases involved in this contest care mostly about the precious.  Precious coming in the form of Okafor, Towns, and Russell.  Denver's recent skit has put them at 7th best odds to secure the first overall pick in the draft.  The Lakers hold position at 4th.  Going into this season we knew the Lakers would be a joke.  Currently there are only two teams separating us from The Blowtime Lakers.  A win tonight, just before the All-Star break, would be a little sugar to help the tanking go down.

Prediction

Shaw plays J.J. Hickson 20+ minutes because Nurkic is easily gassed on night two of a back to back.  Robert Sacre takes advantage and scores his season high.  Against all odds, Denver comes from behind in the 4th quarter to pull out a victory dispite shooting 38% from the field.  Denver wins 92-85