Lakers worried about Nuggets’ speed

Game: Lakers (14-14) vs. Nuggets (15-14)

Where: Denver (Pepsi Center)

Time: 6 p.m. PST

TV: Time Warner Cable SportsNet

DENVER — Everything seems calmer for the Lakers now that Steve Nash has returned to the lineup.

The Lakers have a five-game winning streak. They’ve closed out three consecutive games where the outcome wasn’t decided until the final moments, the last two against playoff caliber opponents. The Lakers are back to the .500 mark for only the second time this season.

Still, the Lakers don’t want to get ahead of themselves.

The Nuggets may have just come off a Christmas Day loss to the Clippers, cementing a 7-13 road record. But Denver boats a 8-1 record at Pepsi Center. In those g

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