Each Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook got here near recording triple-doubles in opposition to the Denver Nuggets on Sunday, nevertheless it wasn’t sufficient in a 129-118 loss for the Los Angeles Lakers.
The Lakers, whch have been with out LeBron James as a consequence of an ankle harm, have now dropped six straight and fell additional behind the San Antonio Spurs for the ultimate spot within the Western Convention play-in match. Los Angeles entered the day a sport behind the Spurs, which have an opportunity to stretch their result in two video games after they play the Portland Path Blazers later Sunday.
Davis, who missed all of March with a foot harm, recorded 28 factors, 9 rebounds, eight assists, three blocks and two steals within the loss. Westbrook had 27 factors, 10 rebounds, seven assists and two steals.
Denver’s reigning NBA MVP Nikola Jokic added to his case to win the award for a second straight season with 38 factors, six assists and 18 rebounds in opposition to the Lakers.