The Los Angeles Lakers were getting ready for the winner of the series between LA Clippers and Denver Nuggets. Denver won and Lakers players are working really hard for the next game. Head coach Frank Vogel discussed the battle against the Nuggets, hinting a potential change.
The Lakers are making the Western Conference Finals for the first time in many years. Players are getting ready for the big challenge and it won’t be pretty. This will probably be the hottest series in the NBA so far.
According to Mike Trudell, Vogel expects players to return to form against a bigger Nuggets team. This involves Vogel’s traditional centers. Well, the head coach didn’t really reveal anything about the lineup. The Lakers played small throughout the season and this doesn’t change their success. They won games in either way.
Frank Vogel and his team prepare for the game against the Nuggets
In the series against James Harden and the Houston Rockets, LA went small. Lakers big man Anthony Davis played center. The Nuggets played small-ball and the Lakers had to match their lineup.
Denver has a different appearance. They have Nikola Jokic at center. Vogel will have to match his size. The Lakers won the series in five games, and Denver is sharing a different story.
Lakers players are used to playing big. Denver is a big bite to swallow and Nuggets players definitely deserve a spot in the postseason.
The first game will take place on Friday, and Vogel is ready for the challenge.
LeBron James and Anthony Davis have had great success on the floor. They have led the team to the top of the West. Playing against Denver should not be an obstacle. But, it will be a tough series and players will have to switch to their beast game to win.
Denver went hard on the Clippers in Game 7. It was really tough and the better team won. Will LA be able to defeat Jokic and his teammates? LA has had even tougher situations this season. In other words, they can go against the big team.