What Game 1 of Lakers-Nuggets Tells Us About the Rest of the Serie

2. Nikola Jokic dominated the game with 34 points, 21 rebounds, and 14 assists, while Jamal Murray contributed 31 points.

3. Anthony Davis stood out for the Lakers, scoring 40 points and grabbing 10 rebounds, while LeBron James posted 26 points, 12 rebounds, and 9 assist

4. The Nuggets built a 20-point lead but had to withstand a strong comeback from the Lakers in the second half.

5. The Lakers made adjustments in the fourth quarter, switching their matchup on Jokic and having Davis guard Aaron Gordon.

6. Denver's adjustment for Game 2 could involve spacing Gordon to the three-point line or involving him in pick-and-rolls to make Davis pay defensively.

7. Defensively, the Nuggets struggled in the second half, conceding a high number of points per possession.

8. Denver implemented a switching strategy in the fourth quarter, which was not effective, particularly when Jamal Murray was isolated against LeBron James.

9. The Nuggets should focus on improving their defense, as the Lakers were successful in scoring both inside and from the perimeter.

10. It's important not to overreact to Game 1, as there will be more adjustments made by both teams in subsequent games.

11. Denver will be pleased with their opening win despite the shaky second half and will aim to assess the pressure points for Game 2.

12. Game 2 will provide a clearer picture of the key factors and adjustments that will shape the remainder of the series.