INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Indiana Pacers made their first 20 shots
of the third quarter, missing out on a perfect period when Josh
McRoberts was off on a 3-pointer with 1.9 seconds left, and the
Indiana Pacers beat the Denver Nuggets 144-113 on Tuesday night.
Mike Dunleavy scored 24 of his 31 points in the Pacers' 54-point
period. Indiana, which shot 64 percent overall, led 113-76 at the
end of the third quarter.
Darren Collison scored 29 points, Tyler Hansbrough had 20 points
and nine rebounds, and Danny Granger added 19 points for the Pacers
(3-3). Indiana set league season highs for points, field goals made
and field-goal percentage.
Ty Lawson led Denver with 19 points and Arron Afflalo added 17.
Carmelo Anthony scored 13 points on 5-for-15 shooting for the