Lawson notched 17 points and 10 assists while Faried added 15 points and 13 rebounds for the Nuggets, who outscored the Jazz 30-13 in the fourth quarter to put the game away.
Utah fell to 0-8, continuing its worst start since the team's expansion year of 1974-75 when it was located in New Orleans.
Gordon Hayward scored just four of his 22 points in the second half for Utah.
Derrick Favors provided 21 points and 13 rebounds.
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