Lakers lose to Nuggets on a Jamal Murray buzzer-beater; LA now trails series 2-0

Jamal Murray (27) of the Denver Nuggets looks to the bench as Nikola Jokic (15) wipes sweet from his face as they trail the Los Angeles Lakers during the third quarter at Ball Arena in Denver on Monday, April 22, 2024. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/The D (Getty Images)

The Los Angeles Lakers lost to the Denver Nuggets in a heartbreaking fashion off a Jamal Murray buzzer-beater.

Murray sank the fadeaway jumper to lift the Nuggets 101-99 on Monday. 

With the loss, the Lakers now trail the best-of-7 series 2-0.

The Lake Show returns to Los Angeles for Game 3, which tips off Thursday, April 25.


The Lakers punched a ticket to the playoffs and the seventh seed after beating the New Orleans Pelicans in the NBA Play-In Tournament.

The defending champions Nuggets locked in the second seed after finishing the 2023-2024 regular season with a 57-25 record.