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Los Angeles Lakers vs. Denver Nuggets Game 1

The Denver Nugget and Los Angeles Lakers face off tonight in a multiple rematch of the Western Conference Finals, but in the first round. While both teams are relatively healthy, there are some big names listed on the injury report.

The Denver Nuggets have just one player listed on their injury report: Vlatko Cancar. Cancar is on the list due to surgery on the left knee. Nikola Jokic, Jamal Murray and the entire Denver Nuggets starting five lineup are listed as available against the Los Angeles Lakers.

The Los Angeles Lakers have six players listed on their injury report: LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Jalen Hood-Schifino, Cam Reddish, Jarred Vanderbilt and Christian Wood. LeBron James is likely out with left ankle peroneal tendinopathy, Anthony Davis is likely out with lower back pain, Jalen Hood-Schifino is out with lumbar disc surgery, Cam Reddish is out with a right ankle sprain, Jarred Vanderbilt is out with a right metatarsal sprain, and Christian Wood is out due to left knee surgery. Although Anthony Davis is listed as likely, he didn’t quite look like himself in the play-in against the New Orleans Pelicans.

The Nuggets are the heavy favorites against the Lakers, but it would mean a lot if the Lakers can steal Game 1. After getting swept by Denver last season, you’d expect the Lakers to come out swinging tonight.

The Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Lakers face off tonight at 8:30 PM EST.

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