The Denver Nuggets defeated the Indiana Pacers, 92-89, on Friday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Ind. Javale McGee and Corey Brewer each scored 20 points to lead the Nuggets to a much-needed road victory.
McGee was perfect from the field, going 9-for-9 while pulling down eight rebounds in 30 minutes. He made two out of four free throw attempts. McGee, Brewer and Andre Miller provided a spark off the bench for the Nuggets, who were 4-9 away from home entering Friday night. The trio combined to make 24-of-36 shots, a far cry from the miserable shooting output from starters Danilo Galinari, Ty Lawson and Andre Iguodala.
Miller finished with 15 points, while Kosta Koufos chipped in 12 and Iguodala contributed 10. Although the Nuggets only shot 44.2 percent from the field and made just three out of 17 three-point attempts, the defense forced the Pacers to commit 18 turnovers while holding them to 44.7 percent from the field.
Indiana's Paul George led all scorers with 22 points, while David West finished with 18 points and 11 rebounds.
The Nuggets (10-10) continue their five-game road trip on Sunday against the New York Knicks.