Jan 03, 2020 3:11 PM

Nuggets claim key road win behind rookie's huge night at Pacers

Posted Jan 03, 2020 3:11 PM

The Denver Nuggets took control of the game with a five-point flurry at the end of the third quarter and continued pulling away early in the fourth to pick up a 124-116 victory at Indiana. Michael Porter Jr. led the comeback with a season-high 25 points. Jamal Murray added 22 on a night Nikola Jokic struggled with foul trouble. Jokic still scored 22. Jeremy Lamb had a season-high 30 points to lead the Pacers. Indiana had a six-game home winning streak snapped.

Checking out Thursday’s other NBA action:

 The Miami Heat remain unbeaten this season in games following a loss. Bam Adebayo delivered 15 points and 14 rebounds as the NBA’s Southeast Division leaders silenced the visiting Raptors, 84-76. Tyler Herro and Goran Dragic each scored 13 for Miami, which is 2-0 against the Raptors this season and 9-0 after a loss. Toronto shot just 31.5% and was 6 of 42 from 3-point range. Serge Ibaka  had 19 points and 10 rebounds for Toronto.

Montrezl Harrell scored 23 points and Lou Williams chipped in with 22 points while the Clippers were completing a 126-112 win against Detroit. The Clippers finished without Paul George, who scored 12 points before missing the second half with a tight left hamstring.

Dallas avoided its first three-game losing streak of the season as Luka Doncic  scored 15 of his 31 points in the fourth quarter of the Mavericks’ 123-111 victory over the Nets. Seth Curry finished with 25 points to help the Mavs win without injured starters Kristaps Porzingis and Tim Hardaway Jr.

Bojan Bogdanovic contributed 19 points and the Jazz won for the 10th time in 12 games by downing the Bulls, 102-98. Rudy Gobert added 17 points and 12 rebounds for Utah, which went on a 24-4 run in the third quarter.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had 25 points and the Thunder overcame 30 points by DeMar DeRozan to beat the Spurs for the first time in their last 10 meetings, 109-103. Chris Paul had 10 of his 16 points in the final quarter to help Oklahoma City win its fourth straight.

Devonte' Graham nailed a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 26 seconds left to push the Hornets past the Cavaliers, 109-106. Terry Rozier led the Hornets with 30 points and Graham furnished all 16 of his points in the second half as Charlotte ended a six-game skid.

The Timberwolves were 99-84 winners over the Warriors as Shabazz Napier and Robert Covington each scored 20 points for Minnesota. The Wolves ripped off an 18-3 run in the first quarter and led by as many as 22 before allowing a season low for points.

The Kings’ eight-game slide is over after De’Aaron Fox scored 10 of his 27 points in the final five minutes of a 128-123 downing of the Grizzlies. Buddy Hield had 26 points and seven rebounds for Sacramento, which trailed by 20 in the opening half.