Denver got 23 points from Wilson Chandler en route to a 119-108 victory over Los Angeles on Monday at Pepsi Center.
Bettors who backed the Nuggets were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 6.5 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 216.5.
Ty Lawson had 22 points for Denver and Corey Brewer chipped in with 16 points. Andre Iguodala had 12 assists for the Nuggets, while Kenneth Faried was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 10 boards.
Los Angeles got 29 points from Kobe Bryant in a losing cause and another 16 points from Steve Nash. Kobe Bryant contributed 9 assists for the Lakers, while Dwight Howard had 14 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Denver were victorious, as the score was 67-54 at the break.
Denver won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 44-36.
Denver looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Trail Blazers. The Lakers will aim to get back on the winning track vs Minnesota.