Los Angeles Lakers and Denver Nuggets injury reports

Saturday night, the Los Angeles Lakers and Denver Nuggets face off in Colorado for Game 1 of their first-round playoff series.

Before the game, both teams released their injury reports (updated as of 3:30 PM Eastern Time).

The Lakers have ruled out Jalen Hood-Schifino, Cam Reddish, Jarred Vanderbilt and Christian Wood.

All-Stars Anthony Davis and LeBron James are both listed as probable.

Meanwhile, the Nuggets remain without Vlatko Cancar with the rest of their roster available for Game 1.


NBA Injury Report

The Lakers are the seventh seed in the Western Conference after defeating the New Orleans Pelicans in the play-in tournament.

They finished the regular season with a 47-35 record and are also in the midst of a three-game winning streak.

Last season, the Lakers defeated the Memphis Grizzlies and Golden State Warriors in the first two rounds of the NBA playoffs before being swept by the Nuggets in the Western Conference Finals.

As for the Nuggets, they had another excellent season with a 57-25 record, making them the second seed in the Western Conference.

They have gone 6-4 over their last ten games and are an incredible 33-8 in the 41 games they have hosted on their home floor in Denver.

Last season, the Nuggets defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves, Phoenix Suns and Lakers in the first three rounds of the playoffs before winning the 2023 NBA championship over the Miami Heat.

Game 2 of the Lakers-Nuggets series is Monday night (also in Denver).