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Nuggets have playoff spot in mind facing Lakers

Nuggets have playoff spot in mind facing Lakers

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The Denver Nuggets enter their game at the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday in a three-way tie for eighth place in the Western Conference with 15 games remaining. The Nuggets (37-30) have won two in a row, including a 125-116 win against the visiting Lakers on Friday. Denver enters Tuesday with the same record as the Utah Jazz and also tied in the standings with the Los Angeles Clippers (36-29), who have played two fewer games. The Nuggets have not qualified for the postseason since 2013. "We're getting there," Denver coach Michael Malone told reporters after a 130-104 win against the visiting Sacramento Kings on Sunday. "Every game, I think we're moving forward." The Lakers (30-36) are coming off an impressive 127-113 win against the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday. Even with the loss...
Los Angeles Lakers meeting with free agent guard George Hill

Los Angeles Lakers meeting with free agent guard George Hill

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Free agent guard George Hill met with Los Angeles Lakers officials Monday about a possible deal. The Lakers and Hill have significant mutual interest on pursuing a short-term deal that would allow Hill and No. 2 overall pick Lonzo Ball to play together, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Ramona Shelburne. Hill, 31, played through a toe injury last season that limited his durability in his one season with the Utah Jazz. The nine-year veteran averaged a career-high 16.9 points with 4.2 assists and 3.4 rebounds in just 49 games. The Lakers want to do one-year contracts in free agency, preserving salary-cap space for 2018 to pursue possible free agents Paul George, LeBron James and Russell Westbrook, according to ESPN. Before joining the Jazz in a trade last year, Hill spent fiv...