DENVER -- Reflecting on his game during a monthlong recovery from a broken left rib has helped Ty Lawson come back strong. Luis Aparicio Jersey . Kenneth Faried scored a career-high 32 points, Lawson had 30 in his third game back from the injury and the Denver Nuggets beat the skidding Los Angeles Lakers 134-126 on Friday night. "When you sit out, you watch a lot of tape from a lot of games and I could see things opening up or things I wasnt taking," said Lawson, averaging 27 points and 11.6 assists since his return. "Its been helping me shooting the 3s, and making them, and its opened up the rest of my game, the mid-range shots, getting to the basket and getting more assists." Lawson shot 5 of 7 on 3-pointers and had 17 assists, matching his career high. Faried grabbed 13 rebounds and Wilson Chandler scored 19 points. Timofey Mozgov and Evan Fournier added 13 points apiece for the Nuggets, who swept the three-game season series. Fournier said its evident by Lawsons recent play that he put his time away from the game to good use. "When youre injured, you have the time to relax and think of what you can do better," Fournier said. "Hes so fast. Hes so good. Im just glad hes back on the team because he brings so much for us." Certainly more than the Lakers could deal with on this night. "He is fast, he can shoot, he can do everything," Lakers swingman Xavier Henry said. "He had a good game and you take your hat off to him." Los Angeles got 27 points from Pau Gasol but could not avoid its third straight defeat and sixth in eight games. This one ensured the clubs first losing season since going 34-48 in 2004-05. Jordan Farmar and Robert Sacre had 24 points apiece for the Lakers, who were coming off a 142-94 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday. The 48-point defeat was the biggest in franchise history for the Lakers, who have given up an average of 136 points in their last three losses. "You cant win that way," coach Mike DAntoni said. "We are trying everything we can do. ... I dont know if the air has gone out or we are tired or what the problem is." Trailing by 19 heading into the fourth quarter, the Lakers put together a 9-2 spurt to pull to 117-104 with 7:40 remaining. But they couldnt cut the lead below double digits until the final 1:30, and Faried responded with a layup on the other end before Gasol put in a final basket that still left the Lakers well short. "I know Im tired of it and our team is tired of it, but our defence needs to get better," Sacre said. "Thats the key, our defence. If we get guys (opponents) averaging 140 points each night, its not good enough." Faried hit a reverse layup in the final moments of the second quarter to push Denvers lead at halftime to 77-66 in what was its highest-scoring opening half of the season. The Lakers had pulled into a 55-all tie when Farmar and Ryan Kelly hit 3-pointers sandwiched around a 3 by Randy Foye, but the Nuggets gained some separation with a 10-0 burst that began and ended on baskets by Lawson. Denver led 42-35 after the first quarter, surpassing its previous high for points in the first by a point. NOTES: Gasol played in his 898th career game, ranking 29th among active players. ... The Nuggets previous high in the first half was 69 points against Orlando on Jan. 11. ... Faried had his 58th career double-double. Denver is 47-11 in those games. ... The Lakers had 47 rebounds to 43 for Denver, snapping a string of 11 consecutive games in which they were outrebounded. Chicago White Sox Jerseys . Mike Trout, Josh Hamilton and Kole Calhoun all homered to help the Los Angeles Angels get their first win of the season with an 11-1 rout of the Houston Astros. 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Rob Zepp made 25 saves but suffered his first NHL defeat in his third career start for the Flyers, who were coming off a 3-1-0 homestand including a 7-3 win over Tampa Bay on Monday. The Flyers went with an extra skater for the games final 1:23, and the Caps were fortunate the game did not progress beyond regulation. Holtby received some luck as Vincent Lecavalier was unable to push a Brayden Schenn rebound into an open net from the right side of the crease with just over a minute left. Joel Ward missed his chance to hit the vacant cage with 40 seconds to play and Flyers captain Claude Giroux flubbed a one-timer from the left circle on the visitors next trip into the offensive zone. The Caps opened the scoring at 3:13 of the first period. Chimera was caught behind the Philadelphia net as the puck approached thee blue line, but Matt Niskanen kept it in and Chimera managed to redirect his shot between his legs and past a sliding Zepp. Ozzie Guillen Jersey. . Zepp did his part to keep his club in the game, moving from left to right to deny Alex Ovechkin from the right side before the six-minute mark. Holtby stayed stationary to make two quick saves on Wayne Simmonds and then swallow up a Giroux break-in less than 4 1/2 minutes into the second. Zepps line of vision was obscured by traffic in front, yet he was able to flash his right pad to deny Eric Fehr in close with 52 seconds left in the middle frame. Game Notes Holtbys 1-0 decision was the first for the Capitals against the Flyers since Clint Malarchuk was in net at the Spectrum on Jan. 26, 1989 ... Washington last recorded a 1-0 win against Philadelphia at home on Jan. 31, 1988, when Kelly Miller netted the game winner with 1:33 left in overtime ... Defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo returned to the Philly lineup after being a healthy scratch for the last 26 games ... He had replaced Braydon Coburn who is out for a month after blocking a shot off his left instep on Monday night ... 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