Key Role Player Remains Ruled Out For Nuggets-Lakers Game

Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and Denver Nuggets will take place in California on Saturday night.   

The Nuggets have a commanding 2-0 series lead after winning both home games.   

Mo Bamba, the Lakers' backup center who has missed the past eight games with an ankle injury, won't be available for Game 3.

The Nuggets had 26 more rebounds than the Lakers in the first two games.

Bamba is the tallest player on the squad and might aid the Lakers in the paint. However, he has only participated in three games during the Playoffs.

Bamba shot 48.5% from the field and 38.7% from three-point range this season, averaging 6.6 points and 4.6 rebounds per game.

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