This time, the stat sheet had no holes in it.

It had been such a tease for much of the season. Shoot free throws well? Give up a ton of offensive rebounds. Keep the turnovers low? Shoot a low field-goal percentage.

None of that baggage was present Sunday night, when the Nuggets put together a stars-aligned performance in a 137-115 rout of the Lakers at the Staples Center.

It qualified as one of the most complete performances of Denver's 16-17 season. The points were a season high. Starters were engaged — in both the first and third quarters. The new, shortened bench shined. The Nuggets held down their turnovers while capitalizing in a big way on the Lakers' miscues. And there was no shortage of contributions.

Coach Brian Shaw called it "our best (performance). Just in terms of our energy, extra-effort plays that we made. Those are the plays that we weren't making."

Since the team's player meetings Thursday, which clearly exorcised some demons, the Nuggets are 2-0. "I thought we aired out a lot of things and that clarified for everyone where they stood," Shaw said of the player meetings. "We figured out what goes and what doesn't go."

The Nuggets clearly don't resemble the team that lost eight consecutive games. This team made its free throws Sunday when it counted. It did a better job of getting the defensive rebounds on the initial stop.

And most of all? The Nuggets brought the energy early and sustained it throughout the game.

You knew it was party time on the court when Nate Robinson caught an alley-oop pass from Ty Lawson in the closing minutes of the fourth quarter. That basket bumped the Nuggets, who scored 44 points in the fourth quarter, to 127 points for the game and sent Lakers fans to the parking lot.

The fans who remained booed the Lakers (14-20) off the court after the final buzzer.

Robinson led seven Nuggets in double figures with 21 points, including several spectacular dunks in the fourth quarter.

Timofey Mozgov also played well off the bench, contributing 20 points and seven rebounds.