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The Morning After: Jamal Murray says “I don’t let other people get under my skin” while countering hostile crowd in Denver Nuggets’ loss at Los Angeles Lakers

Murray scored 18 points against the Lakers, less than a week after coach Luke Walton said Murray engaged in “disrespectful” trash talk down the stretch of a Nuggets’ win.

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Los Angeles Lakers use big fourth quarter to beat Denver Nuggets

With the loss, the Nuggets (37-31) slipped further out of the crowded Western Conference playoff race. Denver entered Tuesday in the ninth slot but fell to 10th after Utah, San Antonio, the Clippers, Oklahoma City and Minnesota all won.

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WATCH: Nuggets’ Jamal Murray receives a loud round of boos from Los Angeles Lakers fans during introductions

When Murray was introduced — he was the last Denver player to be announced — the crowd at the Staples Center gave him a loud welcome typically reserved for the WWE’s finest heels.

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Jamal Murray’s fire, production key to Denver Nuggets’ playoff push

“When he’s playing with confidence, he’s big for our team,” teammate Will Barton said.

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Everything you need to know about Denver Nuggets at Los Angeles Lakers

Denver is 11-20 on the road, with eight of their next nine games coming away from the Pepsi Center.

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Denver Nuggets briefs: Michael Malone “didn’t have any issues” with Jamal Murray’s behavior against Lakers

Murray drew a strong reaction from Lakers coach Luke Walton during and after Friday’s Nuggets win, with Walton screaming at Murray from the bench and later claiming Denver’s second-year point guard engaged in some “disrespectful” trash talk down the stretch.

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The Morning After: Was Jamal Murray “disrespectful” in Denver Nuggets’ win over Los Angeles Lakers?

“Whoever takes it to heart and takes their losses salty, I can’t do anything about that,” Murray said after Lakers coach Luke Walton accused Murray of trash talking at the end Friday’s game.

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Nuggets’ Paul Millsap on Nikola Jokic: “He’s our team.”

“He’s such a humble guy, that sometimes he looks for me to do things,” Millsap said of Jokic. “And it’s him. He’s our team. He makes a lot of things go for us.”

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Everything you need to know about Los Angeles Lakers at Denver Nuggets

The Nuggets have lost two in a row to fall out of the Western Conference playoff picture, while the Lakers have won six of their last seven games.

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Kobe Bryant wins Oscar for best animated short with “Dear Basketball”

Kobe Bryant is a winner in retirement, too.

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LaVar Ball says son Lonzo will leave Lakers if they don’t sign his two brothers

We almost got halfway through February before LaVar Ball made an eye-opening comment that put his son Lonzo in a presumably unwelcome spot.

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Cavaliers trading Isaiah Thomas to Lakers for Larry Nance Jr., Jordan Clarkson

A person familiar with direct knowledge of the trade says the Cleveland Cavaliers are dealing guard Isaiah Thomas to the Los Angeles Lakers.

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The Lakers had a chance to stand up to LaVar Ball and defend Luke Walton. They chose not to.

Over the past 48 hours, LaVar Ball has done what he does best: create plenty of fire and fury.

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LaVar Ball tells ESPN that Luke Walton has lost the Los Angeles Lakers

Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle responded angrily Sunday after LaVar Ball’s claim that the Los Angeles Lakers no longer want to play for coach Luke Walton.

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Lakers’ chances of signing Paul George looking worse as Thunder keeps rolling

For more than a year, the Los Angeles Lakers have targeted Paul George as part of a free agent class in 2018 that they hope can turn around their moribund franchise.

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Chris Paul helps Rockets to 148-142 win over Lakers in double OT

With James Harden in the locker room with a hamstring injury and the Houston Rockets desperate to end their losing streak, Chris Paul came to the rescue.

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Twice as nice: Lakers retire Kobe Bryant’s 8 and 24 jerseys

Although Kobe Bryant has been asked many times, he still isn’t sure who would win a game of one-on-one between the young Kobe in his No. 8 Lakers jersey and his older self, who wore No. 24.

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Lonzo Ball is the face of the Lakers, but he strives to be more LeBron James than Kobe Bryant

Ball’s choice of favorite player isn’t Kobe Bryant, the smooth superstar just a short drive (well, at least in terms of miles) down Route 60. It is LeBron James, whose jerseys from his days with both the Miami Heat and Cleveland Cavaliers were worn by Ball as a kid.

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The Morning After: 8 takeaways from Denver Nuggets’ win over Los Angeles Lakers

The short-handed Denver Nuggets pieced together their lineup, then finished strong in a 115-100 victory Saturday night against the Los Angeles Lakers before a six-game road trip.

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Short-handed Denver Nuggets pull away late from Los Angeles Lakers

Late in the first quarter, the Denver Nuggets deployed a lineup of Emmanuel Mudiay, Will Barton, Richard Jefferson, Darrell Arthur and Trey Lyles.

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