Nuggets nab third straight preseason win with romp over winless Lakers
Emmanuel Mudiay finds an open lane as Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson gets drilled with the pick from Darrell Arthur. AP

KENNETH Faried had 25 points and seven rebounds in the Denver Nuggets' second victory in three nights over the winless Los Angeles Lakers, 128-107, in the NBA preseason on Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time).

Rookie Kyle Kuzma scored 21 points in a game where both teams rested top players in Ontario, California.

NUGGETS: Nikola Jokic, Paul Millsap, Gary Harris and Wilson Chandler sat out. ... Faried was 11 for 13 from the floor. ... Jamal Murray scored 20 points, Mason Plumlee had 13 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists, and Emmanuel Mudiay finished with 13 points, six assists and five rebounds.

LAKERS: No. 2 pick Lonzo Ball missed the game after injuring his ankle in Denver's victory Monday. Brandon Ingram also got the night off. ... Jordan Clarkson scored 13 points off the bench.

UP NEXT: Denver (3-0) visits San Antonio on Sunday. Los Angeles (0-3) faces Sacramento on Sunday in Las Vegas.

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