The Los Angeles Lakers had captured the team’s seven-game winning streak and fell to the Denver Nuggets on the street, 122-105 at Ball Arena on Sunday

At the end of the second quarter, Lakers striker Anthony Davis worsened his right Achilles injury again after being fouled by the great Denver man Nikola Jokic on a trip to the basket

Davis grimaced in pain as he made both free throws, then Lakers guard Wesley Matthews was forced to foul her teammate out of the game. Davis hobbled cautiously through the locker room for further investigation

Kyle Kuzma replaced Davie in the line-up to start the second half. Kuzma finished 19 points and eight rebounds

The Lakers officially labeled Davis’ injury a right Achilles strain He will receive an MRI of the injury when the team arrives in Minneapolis on Monday for Tuesday’s street competition against the Minnesota Timberwolves

“His mood was good,” Lakers head coach Frank Vogel said of Davis’ injury. “He felt like he was just sort of tweaking it and tightening up what he had last week and hopefully it’s not long-term us will see what the MRI says tomorrow, but at halftime he was in a good mood ”

LeBron James added, “For me, all I care about is his health. I want him to be healthy Our team needs him to be healthy And he needs to make sure he takes all precautions and his due diligence in regards to it.” on all things that happen to his injury, does and is right when he comes back ”

The Lakers led the Nuggets in the first half by up to seven points, but fell back at halftime 73-61 and never got back into the game

With the loss, the Lakers fell to 21-7 in the year and 12-3 on the Denver Street improved to 15-11 over the season

James led the Lakers with 20 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists. Jamal Murray beat Denver with 25 points

Top players: Nikola Jokic finished the nuggets with a triple-double, a total of 23 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists

What I liked: Lakers finished the paint job with a 62-30 point edge to get to the basket

What I didn’t like: The Lakers fought from beyond the bow again, shooting 6-of-28 (21) 4 percent) from the 3-point line

Injuries: Along with the Davis injury, security guard Wesley Matthews pinched his right ankle in the first half, re-taped it, and returned it

They said, “We’ve been struggling to get the ball out of the way for a couple of weeks, and it’s one of those things that you just stay on course with, keep your focus on executing and generating high quality shots, And let our boys continue to honor their work, and the numbers will come back ”- Vogel on his team’s gunfights

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