Nikola Jokic, Nuggets take down LeBron James’ Laker

Jamal Murray raised his arms in relief. His fourth-quarter 3-pointer both snapped his cold streak and helped put the game on ice. –

Murray and the Nuggets salted away a satisfying win Wednesday night, knocking off the Lakers, 110-99, to help erase the sting of Monday’s pounding in Portland.

Murray and the Nuggets salted away a satisfying win Wednesday night, knocking off the Lakers, 110-99, to help erase the sting of Monday’s pounding in Portland.

There was nothing LeBron James or Anthony Davis could do as Denver committed defensively in the second half, and the MVP did what he typically does. 

Nikola Jokic, whose Sombor Shuffle over Davis effectively ended the drama with 3:19 left, ended the night with 31 points, 13 rebounds and nine assists.

Without Michael Porter Jr., who missed the game due to lumbar spine management, the Nuggets used Bruce Brown in as many ways as they could conceive. 

He finished with 18 points, five rebounds and four assists. His energy, along with rookie Christian Braun, helped spark the bounceback defensive game.

The Lakers remained winless, falling to 0-4 on the season. Davis’ 22 points and 14 rebounds were both team-highs for Los Angeles.