Denver 92, Indiana 89

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, December 7, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
Officials - #61 Courtney Kirkland, #13 Monty McCutchen, #63 Derek Richardson
Attendance - 15289

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Denver 22 29 18 23 92
Indiana 28 22 18 21 89

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Denver 10-10 5-1 5-9 W1
Indiana 10-10 5-3 5-7 L1

Recap


Nuggets 92, Pacers 89: JaVale McGee and Corey Brewer scored 20 points apiece to spark a 55-point effort by the bench in visiting Denver's victory.

Backup point guard Andre Miller added 15 points and eight assists and scored eight during a decisive 10-0 run late in the game to help the Nuggets snap a four-game road losing streak.

Paul George scored 22 points to pace five starters in double figures for Indiana, which had its two-game winning streak snapped and lost for the second time in six games.

Danilo Gallinari's 3-pointer ignited a 7-0 spurt that put the Nuggets ahead 80-74 midway through the fourth, but the Pacers clawed back and took an 85-82 lead on George's 3-pointer with 3 1/2 minutes to play.

Miller rallied the Nuggets by scoring six unanswered points in the next 49 seconds to make it 88-85. McGee capped a perfect 9-for-9 night from the floor and Miller hit a jumper for a 92-85 edge with a minute left.

GAME NOTEBOOK: David West had 18 points and 11 rebounds and George Hill added 15 points and 10 assists for the Pacers. ... Nuggets C Kosta Koufos was back in the lineup after sitting out the last game with the flu. He scored 12 points. ... Led by McGee's 16 points, Denver's bench doubled the scoring output of its starters in the first half (34-17).

Top Game Performances

Denver   Indiana
Corey Brewer 20 Scoring Paul George 22
Danilo Gallinari 8 Assists George Hill 10
JaVale McGee 8 Rebounds David West 11
Danilo Gallinari 4 Free Throws Made Roy Hibbert 4
Danilo Gallinari 2 Steals Paul George 1
Corey Brewer 1 Blocks Roy Hibbert 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Denver 92 44.2 3-17 13-20 24 37 4 10 8
Indiana 89 44.7 10-23 11-18 27 42 9 5 19

Upcoming Games

  • Indiana will play their next game on the road against Oklahoma City. The Pacers have a W/L % of .300 after a win and .700 after a loss.
  • Denver will play their next game on the road against New York . The Nuggets have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .364 after a loss.