Lakers lose another lead, lose another game, this time to Denver Nuggets

first_imgLakers forward Carlos Boozer led the way with 21 points on 8-of-15 shooting and 10 rebounds, while guard Wayne Ellington posted 13 points on an 8-of-13 clip. But that wasn’t enough for an erratic Nick Young (12 points on 4-of-13 shooting) and poor point guard play. While Jordan Clarkson posted seven points on 3-of-11 shooting and seven assists, Jeremy Lin offset seven points on 3-of-5 shooting and four assists with five turnovers.Interestingly, Scott has mostly allowed Clarkson to close out games so the rookie guard can gain experience. But Scott went with Lin in the final 1:24. It did not work. Lawson performed his damage and Lin committed one of his turnovers. It all ended with the inevitable: another Lakers loss. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error In a season with every worst-case scenario, one trend appears to bother Lakers coach Byron Scott the most. “We’ve given away seven or eight games where we’ve had leads in the fourth quarter,” Scott said. “We just couldn’t hold on to it.”Add another one to that collection. The Lakers lost 106-96 to the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday at Staples Center, marking their 14th defeat in the past 15 games by finding new ways to fall apart. The Lakers (13-39) squandered a 12-point lead. Nuggets guard Ty Lawson scored eight of his team-high 32 points in the final two minutes. The Lakers also went scoreless for the final 90 seconds. last_img

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