Poplar Bluff's Tyler Hansbrough has 20 points in Pacers win Tuesday

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

Nuggets (4-4).