Brook Lopez capitalized on the Lakers' center woes to finish with 30 points and 11 rebounds, but he was the Nets' only offense down the stretch in their fourth loss in six games.
World Peace was suspended for the game because he hit Detroit's Brandon Knight in the face in a game Sunday.
The former Ron Artest was also suspended seven games in April after an elbow to the head of Oklahoma City's James Harden. He is notorious for his 86-game suspension in 2004 for his role in the brawl with Pistons fans in Detroit.
World Peace also served a seven-game suspension in 2007 for his no-contest plea on a domestic violence charge.
In other games *
At Houston, Jeremy Lin scored 28 points to lead eight Rockets in double figures in a 140-109 rout of the Golden State Warriors. Lin sank five three-pointers for the Rockets, who tied an NBA record and set a franchise mark with 23 treys.
* At Denver, Danilo Gallinari and Ty Lawson scored 20 points each and the Nuggets downed the Milwaukee Bucks, 112-104, despite 35 points by Samuel Dalembert.
* At Memphis, Marcin Gortat scored 20 points to lead the Phoenix Suns to a 96-90 win over the Grizzlies.
* At Indianapolis, Paul George scored 29 points to lead the Indiana Pacers, 114-103 over the Atlanta Hawks. Jeff Teague had 24 points and eight assists to lead the Hawks.