Timofey Mozgov tied a career high with 23 points and grabbed nine rebounds, Kenneth Faried put up 21 and 13, and the Denver Nuggets defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 111-99 on Wednesday night at the Pepsi Center.
Neither team shot the ball particularly well in this one, with the Nuggets shooting 40 percent and the Lakers hitting on 39 percent of their shots. However, Denver hit 25 free throws compared to 17 for Los Angeles, and that ended up being the biggest difference in the contest.
The Nuggets also out-rebounded L.A. 58-51.
Pau Gasol tallied 25 points and 12 rebounds for the Lakers, who fell to 4-6 with the loss.
Meanwhile, Denver improved to 3-4.
Note: Grades are based off of stats, efficiency, overall impact on both ends of the court and how the players performed when it mattered most.