The Denver Nuggets ended its five-game losing streak by defeating the Indiana Pacers on Saturday night, 113-109. Ty Lawson scored 27 points in the victory, hitting on 10-of-17 shots from the field. He pulled down three boards, dished the ball out for two assists and stole the rock twice.
Arron Afflalo put in 23 points on 8-of-11 shooting and hit on two free throws with eight seconds left in the game, creating a wide enough gap to breathe a little easier in the closing seconds of the game. Corey Brewer returned to the lineup after missing the last three games to return home to deal with his father's death. He chipped in 19 points and five rebounds.
The Nuggets took advantage of 20 Indiana turnovers, but then made just two-thirds of them (22-of-33). The Pacers, though, shot 53.2 percent from the field. David West connected on 10-of-11 shots for 22 points. He grabbed seven rebounds. Danny Granger had a team-high 26 points.
The Nuggets (16-12, 9-5 away) are off until Tuesday when they host the Phoenix Suns.
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