Miller leads Nuggets past Pacers 92-89

Miller leads Nuggets past Pacers 92-89
December 7, 2012, 9:40 pm
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Denver Nuggets center JaVale McGee, left, is fouled by Indiana Pacers center Ian Mahinmi during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Andre Miller scored eight of his 15 points during a late 10-0 spurt, sending the Denver Nuggets to a 92-89 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Friday night.

The Nuggets (10-10) have won 13 of the last 16 in this series, including seven of the last nine in Indianapolis. The 36-year-old Miller was the big reason this time.

Denver led most of the second half but found itself in an 85-82 deficit with 3:32 left.

That's when Miller took over. He made two free throws, a layup , a 15-foot jumper and assisted on JaVale McGee's breakaway dunk to make it 90-85 with 1:38 left, then closed the run with a 14-foot pull-up jumper.

Indiana (10-10) had a chance to force overtime, but George Hill's 3 bounced off the rim. Paul George led the Pacers with 22 points.