Nuggets started the season with a victory by winning the game 119-107 in which all-star Nikola Jokic had a triple-double with 29 points, 13 rebounds, and 11 assists.
Jamal Murray had 21 points and 6 assists, while Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had 20 points and 3 steals for the hosts.
LeBron James, who entered his 21st season in the NBA, had 21 points, 8 rebounds, and 5 assists for the Lakers, while TauRean Prince scored 18 points and Anthony Davis added 17 points and 8 rebounds.
The players who won the Nuggets the first championship in their history last season received their rings in a ceremony held before the game.
In the other game of the night, the Phoenix Suns defeated the Golden State Warriors 108-104 on the road.
Devin Booker had 32 points, 6 rebounds, and 8 assists, Kevin Durant 18 points, 11 rebounds, and Josh Okogie 17 points, and 5 rebounds for the Suns.
Stephen Curry had 27 points and 5 rebounds for the Warriors, while Klay Thompson had 15 points and 7 rebounds, and Chris Paul, who wore his new team's jersey for the first time, had 14 points and 9 assists.
Source: Anadolu Agency