After six losses in seven games, the Denver Nuggets now have a four-game winning streak, after dominating the LA Lakers at home (117-85).

The hosts played excellent defence in the second half and conceded just 35 points. As a result, they outscored their opponents 59-35 and cruised to an easy, 32-point victory.

Paul Millsap, Jamal Murray and Malik Beasley scored 20 points apiece for the winners, with Nikola Jokic adding 14 points, seven rebounds and seven assists.

Kyle Kuzma led the losing squad in scoring, with 21 points, yet he couldn’t give his team the victory. LeBron James posted 14 points, on 5/15 shooting, while the visitors had a terrible percentage from beyond the arc (5/35).

Denver improved to 14-7, whereas LA dropped to 11-9.