Point guard Kendall Marshall dished nine assists in 16 minutes for the Lakers.
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 Pau Gasol led all scorers with 12 points to go along with four rebounds and three assists.
Point guard Ty Lawson scored seven for the Nuggets, who shot 45.8% from the field.
Coming off a career-best 20-point, 15-assist performance, Lakers point guard Kendall Marshall scored three points and had five assists in 10 minutes.
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 Jodie Meeks, forward Wesley Johnson, power forward Pau Gasol and center Robert Sacre. They'll be without guards Kobe Bryant (knee), Steve Nash (back), Steve Blake (elbow) and Jordan Farmar (hamstring) as well as forward Xavier Henry (knee).
For a more in-depth breakdown, check out Preview: Lakers vs. Utah Nuggets.