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Nuggets have ‘unbelievable’ taboo to break against Lakers

The Nuggets face the Lakers in the NBA Western Conference Finals, but will have to fight against history to win the title; see details

Nuggets It is lakers is one of the oldest clashes in the history of NBA. Played since 1945, the two teams are two of the most traditional in North American basketball and will start the dispute for the western conference title this Tuesday, 16th, at 21:30 (Brasília time), at Ball Arena. However, the Denver team and its fans are left with a bit of goosebumps before they take on the Los Angeles franchise.

In total, counting the general retrospective of the games between Nuggets and Lakers, LeBron James’ team has always had an advantage. In the 224 times they played against each other, the Los Angeles stars won in 140 opportunities, while the Denver franchise only had 84 wins. That is, the gold and purple team won in 62% of direct confrontations between the giants.


But that’s not the biggest concern for Nuggets fans and rosters. What draws the most attention are the times the Lakers and Nuggets faced each other in playoff matches. Throughout history, this has happened on seven occasions and in all of them the Los Angeles team won and won the western conference title or passed the stage.

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The first time they faced each other in a knockout round was in the 1979 season, and the Lakers beat their rivals 2-1 in the round of 16. The second opportunity came in 1985, when the Los Angeles team overcame their rivals in the final by 4-1. Two years later, in 1987, the team beat the Nuggets for the third time in the playoffs with a 2-1 aggregate score.

Nuggets and Lakers
The clash between the Lakers and Nuggets marks the meeting between LeBron James and Jokic (Credit: GettyImages)

21 years later, in 2008, the Lakers once again stood in the way of the Denver team in the NBA playoffs. In this confrontation, the Nuggets did not win and took a 4-0 in the round of 16. The following year, in another western conference final, the Los Angeles team beat rivals 4-3 and continued for the parish.

The last time the two faced each other for the NBA playoffs took place in 2020. As much as Jokic claims he doesn’t remember the matches, the Lakers once again gave the Nuggets no chance and managed a great 4-1 victory in the NBA Finals. western conference. Therefore, for this season’s confrontation, Denver will fight against LeBron James and history to end one of the largest parishes, if not the largest, in the main basketball league in the world.

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Check out a summary of the clashes between Lakers and Nuggets in the NBA playoffs!

  • 1971 matchup: Lakers 2-1 Nuggets – Round of 16
  • 1985 matchup: Lakers 4-1 Nuggets – Conference Finals
  • 1987 matchup: Lakers 2-1 Nuggets – Round of 16
  • 2008 matchup: Lakers 4-0 Nuggets – Round of 16
  • 2009 Matchup: Lakers 4-3 Nuggets – Conference Finals
  • 2020 Showdown: Lakers 4-1 Nuggets – Conference Finals

Nuggets have ‘unbelievable’ taboo to break against Lakers

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