The Denver Nuggets pulled away in the fourth quarter, easily defeating the Lakers, 111-99.
Center Timofey Mozgov had a big game off the bench for the Nuggets, tying his career high with 23 points in 28 minutes.
While Denver shot only 40% from the field, they worked their way to the line with 37 free throws to the Lakers' 26.
Playing on the second night of back-to-back games, the Lakers failed for the fourth time this season to string together two wins in a row.
With the loss, the Lakers' record dips to 4-6. They host the Memphis Grizzlies at home on Friday night.
The Nuggets improve to 3-4, also playing on Friday at home against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
The Lakers stayed close to the Nuggets throughout the third quarter, closing to within four points after 36 minutes.
Timofey Mozgov has 17 points on 6-of-9 shooting to help carry the offense for Denver.
Jordan Hill sat late with his fifth foul after notching a double-double (15 points and 11 rebounds) in 22 1/2 minutes.
The Lakers shot 44.3% from the field while holding Denver to only 37.3% shooting. The Nuggets took 35 free throws compared to the Lakers' 13.
Jordan Hill helped the Lakers battle back in Denver, closing a 13-point deficit to six by halftime.
In his second start of the season, Hill scored a game-high 13 points while collecting seven rebounds, five on the offensive glass.
The Lakers caught Denver in rebounding with 26 each, holding a 17-8 advantage over the home team in the second quarter.