Michael Malone "didn't have any issues" with Jamal Murray's behavior against Lakers

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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had 17 points and nine rebounds, and Ball had 15 points, eight rebounds and eight assists.

In the Nuggets' last game, they were beaten by the Cleveland Cavaliers, 113-108.

ODDSMAKERS LIKE: Denver. The Cavaliers' mark was better than their season average of 12.6, while the Nuggets' was above their season average of 13.3. Devin Harris' 12 points were his most with Denver since being acquired from Dallas on February 10.

The Lakers rank highly on offensive rebounds per game (#3), defensive rebounds per game (#4) and assists per game (#6).

Nuggets coach Mike Malone admitted he did not see what prompted Walton's postgame reaction, but told reporters he would watch the film and talk to Murray if Walton's concerns were validated.

Get ready for some fireworks Tuesday in Los Angeles. Los Angeles coach Luke Walton has had enough of it.

Millsap's night was overshadowed by Murray, who finished with 22 points and drew the ire of the Lakers for the second time this season. The Nuggets won the most recent matchup 115-100, covering as 4-point favorites.

In the last 7 games, the Lakers have gone 5-2 with an average point differential of 4.7.

"I don't know, I don't really worry about Jamal Murray", Ball said "Like I said, ain't nobody anxious about him".

At home, Denver is 17-16-1 ATS with 18 unders and 16 overs. They struggle in free throw percentage (#30), three point percentage (#29) and turnovers per game (#29). The Lakers shot 48.9 percent from the field, while the Nuggets made 50.6 percent of their shots - including 16 of 31 3-pointers.

Denver ranks first in rebounds allowed per game (41.0) while Los Angeles ranks 24th (45.1).

During this span, he is averaging a whopping 3.5 3-pointers per game - fifth-highest in the National Basketball Association since the break.

The Nuggets went ahead 46-33 after a miscommunication on defense between Kyle Kuzma and Thomas allowed Juancho Hernangomez to slip into the paint for an uncontested layup. "To me that falls in the category of making little plays like that that end up being, in a one-point game, make the difference".

Los Angeles ranks 11th in steals per game (8.1) while Denver ranks 21st in steals allowed per game (8.2). Brandon Ingram has an average of 30.83 fantasy points per game on the season.