The Lakers scored 30 points in the first quarter and 55 in the first half, but really took control in the third period, pulling ahead by as many as 22 points.
The home crowd chanted for Kobe Bryant to return in the fourth quarter, but the Lakers were too far ahead for Coach Byron Scott to oblige. Instead, the Staples Center faithful chanted for giveaway tacos -- getting so rewarded with the Lakers' victory while holding the Bucks to under 100 points.
Bryant led all scorers with 22 points, along with six assists while shooting seven for 15 from the field.
Jordan Clarkson returned from a two-game absence from a sprained ankle, scoring 12 points in 33 minutes.
Larry Nance Jr. only scored four but two were on a thunderous dunk that had teammate Young doing a summersault on the sideline.
The Lakers shot 46.1% from the field, 37.0% from three-point range (10-27) and 84.0% from the line (21-25).
The Bucks hit 47.1%, 30.8% (4-13) and 55.0% (11-20). Milwaukee was led by Michael Carter-Williams with 19 points. Khris Middleton added 16, Giannis Antetokounmpo 15, Jabari Parker 12 and Miles Plumlee 10.
The Lakers (4-21) next host the Houston Rockets (12-14) on Thursday. The Bucks (10-16) visit the Clippers (15-10) on Wednesday.