Frank Vogel said he expects to bring back his centers for the Los Angeles Lakers' series against the Denver Nuggets.

"'Joker' is one of the most unique players in the world, and one of the most unique players ever to play the center position in this league ... It does make this series a little different -- a lot different, actually -- in terms of how much we'll use our centers.

I don't want to get too much into detail, but obviously we're going to be the L.A. Lakers, who we've been all year. We adjusted to a small-ball team last series, but I would expect us to return to form," said Vogel.

Dwight Howard and JaVale McGee played a combined 23 minutes over the last four games against the Rockets in the previous series, with Markieff Morris and Anthony Davis taking over the role.

Howard said that he remained upbeat despite losing his minutes.

"Energy is very important, and if our spirits are down, like they always said, one bad apple can spoil a whole basket. If we're down on our energy, it can get contagious, it can go to another player and another player. We just got to look at all the positives despite what we may be going through -- there's a lot of people going through things that are way worse and that are not here in the bubble, so we can always find a way to stay positive."