Aaron Afflalo had 18 points, Ty Lawson added 17 and Chauncey Billups finished with 15.
"It was a good battle, it was back and forth," said Denver Nuggets guard Ty Lawson, another D.C. area native. "The L.A. team came back, made a game of it. In the end KD made the free throws and made the right plays. So did John Wall."