Anybody seen Ty Lawson? Did he miss the team bus? Go for a long walk on the beach and forget there was an NBA playoff game? Some imposter wearing his No. 3 uniform was introduced as the Nuggets point guard.

During a 103-88 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers Sunday, Lawson was nowhere to be found. Eyewitnesses insisted Lawson's body was spotted at the Staples Center. But where was his mind?

Oh, never mind.

"Ty is going to be a great player. He's had some great games for us. (This) was not one of them," Nuggets coach George Karl said afterward.