Jamal Murray, LeBron James
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Monday night action in the NBA could see the Denver Nuggets secure their place in the postseason, as they are set to face the Lakers.

More specifically, if the Nuggets (43-21) defeat the Lakers at Staples Center, they will clinch their spot in the playoffs.

At the same time, this can also happen if the Portland Trail Blazers lose to the Atlanta Hawks tonight, no matter what Denver’s result will be.

For their part, the Lakers are tied with the Blazers (36-28) for sixth in the West and will seek to avoid dropping to seventh, which leads to the play-in tournament.