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Wilson Chandler scores 25, Nuggets defeat Pacers

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The Denver Nuggets shot really well in this one, going 40-83 (48.2%) from the field and 21-37 (56.8%) at the free throw line, in a 109-96 win over the Indiana Pacers. Denver (21-21) entered the game on a three losing streak.

Wilson Chandler had a big game, putting up 25 points on 8-15 shooting from the field (4-8 from behind the arc) and 5-9 from the free throw line. Other top contributors for Denver included Timofey Mozgov with 15 points and 7 rebounds, J.J. Hickson with 14 points and 13 rebounds, and Kenneth Faried with 13 points and 9 rebounds. Despite the loss, Lance Stephenson scored 23 points for Indiana on 10-16 shooting. He also recorded 10 rebounds and 7 assists. Paul George added 18 points and 11 rebounds and David West finished with 16 points and 6 rebounds.

The Pacers had a myriad of misses, most of which they were unable to corral (combining an eFG% of 44.9% with an OR% of 19.6). When falling below 45% and 20% in those respective categories, they are 0-1 this season. The Nuggets, conversely, are undefeated (6-0) when holding the opposition below those marks.

Indiana (34-9) couldn't get consecutive victories after beating Sacramento on Friday.

Coming up next, the Nuggets square off with the Sacramento Kings, who are 15-27 on the year. The Pacers match up with the Los Angeles Lakers, currently 16-28 this season. The Nuggets have a 0-1 record against Sacramento this season.


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