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Denver surely didn't want to be the first 50-win team to get swept in the first round, but it happened Monday at the hands of the top-seeded Lakers in a 107-101 loss. Story

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ESPN.com Research Notes

A No. 8 seed has beaten a No. 1 seed three times in NBA playoff history. The Nuggets beat the Sonics in 1994, the Knicks beat the Heat in 1999 and the Warriors beat the Mavs last season.

The Lakers and Nuggets have met three times in postseason history, and Los Angeles has won each time.

The Lakers swept the Nuggets 3-0 during the 2007-08 regular season, winning by an average of 16 points.

Allen Iverson averaged 32 points and seven assists against the Lakers during the season.

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Player Matchups

NUGGETS LAKERS
A. CarterA. Carter
Points: 7.8
Rebounds: 2.9
Assists: 5.5
PGD. FisherD. Fisher
Points: 11.7
Rebounds: 2.1
Assists: 2.9
A. IversonA. Iverson
Points: 26.4
Rebounds: 3.0
Assists: 7.1
SGK. BryantK. Bryant
Points: 28.3
Rebounds: 6.3
Assists: 5.4
C. AnthonyC. Anthony
Points: 25.7
Rebounds: 7.4
Assists: 3.4
SFL. OdomL. Odom
Points: 14.2
Rebounds: 10.6
Assists: 3.5
K. MartinK. Martin
Points: 12.4
Rebounds: 6.5
Assists: 1.3
PFV. RadmanovicV. Radmanovic
Points: 8.4
Rebounds: 3.3
Assists: 1.9
M. CambyM. Camby
Points: 9.1
Rebounds: 13.1
Assists: 3.3
CP. GasolP. Gasol
Points: 18.9
Rebounds: 8.4
Assists: 3.2

Season Series

Los Angeles leads 3-0
Nov 29, 2007 @LAL 127, DEN 99Recap | Box Score
Dec 5, 2007 LAL 111, @DEN 107Recap | Box Score
Jan 21, 2008 @LAL 116, DEN 99Recap | Box Score

Injury Report

DENVER NUGGETS
den No recent injuries
LOS ANGELES LAKERS
lal No recent injuries

Playoff History

DEN LAL
Championships: 0 Championships: 14
(5 as Minneapolis Lakers)
Last Championship: N/A Last Championship: 2002
Last Season:
Lost in Western Conference first round
Last Season:
Lost in Western Conference first round

Team Stats (Regular Season)

  NUGGETS LAKERS
PPG 110.7 108.6
RPG 44.1 44.1
APG 24.7 24.4
FG% 46.988 47.639
FT% 75.069 76.916
3P% .355 .378

Featured Comment

    The Denver Nuggets put forth a valiant effort but came up short.

  • daboafadem

Lakers 107, Nuggets 101