pacers_nuggets_score_WPWilson Chandler had a season-high 25 points to go with six rebounds as the Denver Nuggets defeated the Indiana Pacers, 109-96, on Saturday night.

“We ran a couple plays for me and I just delivered the shots. Once I got hot I took a couple more shots,” Chandler said.

Timofey Mozgov and Nate Robinson added 15 points apiece off the bench for Denver, which snapped its three-game losing streak.

Lance Stephenson tallied 23 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists for the Pacers, who had won six of their last seven tilts coming in.

“We fouled too much and we turned the ball over too much,” Pacers head coach Frank Vogel said.

The Pacers trailed 55-36 at the break, but scored the first 11 points of the third. Stephenson drove in for a pair of layups before Roy Hibbert capped the run with a three-point play to whittle the deficit to 55-47.

David West’s jumper pulled Indiana to 59-54, but the visitors never got any closer.

Back-to-back buckets by J.J. Hickson finished off a 7-0 spurt a few minutes later to extend the Denver margin to 83-69. Denver took an 86-76 cushion into the fourth.

A pair of C.J. Watson free throws clawed the Pacers within 92-86 early in the fourth, but five straight from the Nuggets once again gave them a double-digit advantage and they coasted to the victory from there.

Denver led 22-18 after a quarter of play and Nate Robinson’s triple concluded an 11-0 flurry to start the second and give the hosts a 33-18 advantage.

Notes: The Nuggets shot 48.2 percent (40-of-83) from the floor, while Indiana finished 42.5 percent (37-of-87) from the field … Hickson had 14 points and 13 rebounds.

- The Sports Network

Team 1 2 3 4 Score
Indiana 18 18 40 20 96
Denver 22 33 31 23 109
Officials:  Monty McCutchen, Courtney Kirkland, Haywoode Workman Attendance:  19155
Time Of Game: 2:21
Stats: Final
Indiana MIN FG FGA 3P 3PA FT FTA OR DR TOT A PF ST TO BL PTS
P.George 34:13 6 18 0 4 6 10 0 11 11 6 3 1 4 0 18
D.West 32:00 6 20 0 0 4 4 2 4 6 1 3 0 0 0 16
R.Hibbert 19:47 2 3 0 0 1 3 0 3 3 0 6 0 1 1 5
L.Stephenson 40:18 10 16 1 2 2 2 2 8 10 7 4 1 6 0 23
G.Hill 32:40 4 6 2 2 0 0 0 5 5 4 2 1 1 0 10
L.Scola 21:21 3 9 0 0 0 0 3 4 7 0 1 0 0 0 6
D.Granger 17:51 3 8 1 2 0 0 2 1 3 0 1 0 2 0 7
C.Watson 15:31 1 3 1 2 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 4
I.Mahinmi 19:24 1 4 0 0 3 4 1 4 5 1 6 1 1 1 5
R.Butler 1:44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
O.Johnson 1:44 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
C.Copeland 1:44 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
D.Sloan 1:43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TEAM TOTALS 240 37 88 5 12 17 27 10 41 51 20 27 5 16 2 96
PERCENTAGES FG: 42% 3PT: 41.7% FT: 63% TEAM REB: 9 TOTAL TO: 17
Denver MIN FG FGA 3P 3PA FT FTA OR DR TOT A PF ST TO BL PTS
W.Chandler 33:48 8 15 4 8 5 9 0 6 6 3 5 0 1 0 25
K.Faried 37:38 6 9 0 0 1 2 1 8 9 2 4 2 1 2 13
J.Hickson 34:06 5 10 0 0 4 11 4 9 13 1 3 2 2 0 14
R.Foye 32:10 4 12 2 6 2 2 0 5 5 3 3 2 2 1 12
T.Lawson 32:05 6 11 0 1 0 0 0 3 3 10 0 1 1 0 12
T.Mozgov 24:06 4 8 0 0 7 10 0 7 7 3 2 0 2 2 15
N.Robinson 19:00 6 11 2 5 1 1 0 0 0 3 2 1 4 1 15
E.Fournier 12:56 0 2 0 0 1 2 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 1
Q.Miller 14:11 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 2
A.Miller DNP – Coach’s Decision
D.Arthur DNP – Coach’s Decision
A.Randolph DNP – Coach’s Decision
J.Hamilton DNP – Coach’s Decision
TEAM TOTALS 240 40 83 8 20 21 37 5 41 46 26 21 8 14 6 109
PERCENTAGES FG: 48.2% 3PT: 40% FT: 56.8% TEAM REB: 14 TOTAL TO: 14
POINTS OFF TURNOVERS
Indiana 9
Denver 18
TECHNICALS: Indiana 3, Denver 2
Indiana: Coach Vogel, D.West, L.Stephenson
Denver: Defensive Three Second, N.Robinson

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