Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Lakers Tickets
About Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Lakers
Twenty years before the Denver Nuggets joined the NBA, the Los Angeles Lakers joined known as the Minneapolis Lakers at that point. These days, the Lakers and Nuggets have been playing each other for years and the competition has gotten hot. Basketball fans cannot wait to see an NBA game if they are in LA or Denver, but a Lakers vs Nuggets game is one they for sure do not want to miss. Find tickets to all Lakers game and Nuggets games on CheapTickets.
Lakers vs Nuggets
The Nuggets have a long history for playing the Lakers. The teams have played each other over 170 times, the first game being back in 1976. The scores were pretty even until the late 1980’s when the Lakers pulled way ahead with wins against the Nuggets. The Nuggets played the Lakers in the Western Conference Finals in 1985 but lost in five games. In the early 2000’s, the Nuggets made some huge draft picks and trades that would help them become a top team in the league. Carmelo Anthony and Allen Iverson were players that scored over 30 points a game and took the Nuggets to the playoffs in 2008. The Lakers met the Nuggets that year and won the series to push the Nuggets out in the first round. The Lakers and Nuggets met again in playoffs in 2011, The Lakers won the Western Conference Finals but it was the longest payoff run in history for the Nuggets that year. These teams play each other every season but do not always see each other in playoffs. Regardless of when or where they play, Lakers vs Nuggets games are still exciting for all basketball fans to watch. Check the schedule to see when Denver goes to the Staples Center and when the LA team heads to the Pepsi Center.