Ty Lawson scored 21 points and chipped in with 10 assists for Denver on Sunday, leading the Nuggets to a 112-105 victory over Los Angeles at STAPLES Center.
Denver was the ATS victor, as they covered the 5.5-point spread as an underdog. Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 214.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Danilo Gallinari had 20 points for Denver and JaVale McGee chipped in with 17 points. Ty Lawson had 10 assists for the Nuggets, while Kosta Koufos was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 7 boards.
Los Angeles got 29 points from Kobe Bryant in a losing cause and another 16 points from Metta World Peace. Steve Nash contributed 13 assists for the Lakers, while Dwight Howard had 26 rebounds.
Los Angeles won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 48-44.
Denver heads into a battle against the Magic. Los Angeles, meanwhile, will have their next action against Houston.