The Lakers scored more than enough points to win an
Denver also dominated the boards, collecting 58 rebounds to the Lakers' 38.
The Lakers were led by power forward
The Lakers shot 47.2% from the field but just 14.3% (three of 21) from three-point range.
Denver scored 31 points off the Lakers' 15 turnovers. The Lakers scored only 12 points off 15 miscues from the Nuggets.
The Lakers (14-20) will embark on a three-game trip starting Tuesday night in Dallas against the
The Nuggets (16-17) return home to host the
The Nuggets took control in the third quarter, outscoring the Lakers, 17-2, over a four minute stretch to climb ahead by as many as 12 points.
Denver stayed hot from three-point range and have made 10 of 24 attempts (41.%). They also converted almost as many free throws as the Lakers despite six fewer attempts. Denver shot 83.3% from the line (15 of 18) compared to the Lakers at 68.0% (17 of 25).
The Nuggets were led by
The Lakers continued to shoot well from the field (52.3%) but were outrebounded by the Nuggets, 30-23. Denver also hit five three-point shots in 13 attempts (38.5%) while the Lakers hit two of eight (25%).
The Lakers opened with a strong first quarter against the Nuggets, shooting 53.8% from the field to take a nine-point lead. Denver rallied at the end of the quarter, trimming the deficit to three.
Lakers power forward
Coming off a career-best 20-point, 15-assist performance, Lakers point guard
The Lakers (14-19) can win their second in a row as they host the Denver Nuggets (15-17) on Sunday night.
After finally breaking a six-game losing streak, the Lakers face another team that has seriously slumped.
The Lakers are expected to start point guard Kendall Marshall, guard
Denver will play without forward
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