Denver Nuggets’ Jamal Murray (27) drives the ball against Utah Jazz’s Royce O’Neale and Mike Conley, right, during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)

Denver Nuggets (46-24, third in the Western Conference) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (51-18, first in the Western Conference)

Lake Buena Vista, Florida; Monday, 9 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Anthony Davis and the Los Angeles Lakers face the Denver Nuggets. Davis ranks ninth in the NBA averaging 26.7 points per game.

The Lakers are 35-9 in conference games. Los Angeles is 30-4 against opponents with a losing record.

The Nuggets are 29-14 in Western Conference play. Denver has a 43-18 record when scoring 100 or more points.

The Lakers won the last meeting between these two squads 120-116 on Feb. 12. Davis scored 33 points to help lead Los Angeles to the victory.

TOP PERFORMERS: LeBron James is averaging 25.4 points and 8.0 rebounds for the Lakers. Davis is averaging 24.7 points and 9.1 rebounds while shooting 44.4% over the last 10 games for Los Angeles.

Jamal Murray leads the Nuggets averaging 1.9 made 3-pointers, while scoring 18.9 points per game and shooting 34.3% from beyond the arc. Nikola Jokic is averaging 17.4 points and 9.3 rebounds while shooting 47.4% over the last 10 games for Denver.

LAST 10 GAMES: Lakers: 5-5, averaging 105.2 points, 44.8 rebounds, 20.6 assists, 9.2 steals and 5.4 blocks per game while shooting 43.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 106.7 points on 43.5% shooting.

Nuggets: 5-5, averaging 112.9 points, 43.8 rebounds, 27.1 assists, 8.3 steals and 4.1 blocks per game while shooting 48.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 116.1 points on 47.8% shooting.

INJURIES: Lakers: Rajon Rondo: out (thumb), Danny Green: day to day (hip).

Nuggets: Vlatko Cancar: out (foot), Troy Daniels: day to day (hip), Will Barton: day to day (knee), Gary Harris: day to day (hip).

The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.