The Denver Nuggets hung on for a 129-126 win Sunday night against the visiting Indiana Pacers, with Randy Foye hitting the deciding three-pointer and Will Barton putting on a show.
Will “The Thrill” put in a spectacular buzzer-beater and topped it with a sweet, driving 360-degree layup.
The Nuggets poured in 45 fourth-quarter points.
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Per the AP:
Randy Foye hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 21 seconds left and the Nuggets rallied with 75 points in the second half to beat the Indiana Pacers 129-126 on Sunday night. […] The Nuggets came back to get their seventh straight win at home over the Pacers. Danilo Gallinari had 23 points and Will Barton scored 21, including two free throws with 6 seconds left to help seal it.
Barton had 15 of Denver’s 45 points in the fourth quarter. The 75 points was a season high for a half this season. […] “We scored 75 points in the second half, which is crazy,” Nuggets coach Michael Malone said. “We did a better job of taking care of the ball in the second half.”
The Pacers had just 10 players available but nearly pulled out the win. George Hill (personal reasons), Rodney Stuckey (sprained right foot) and Ian Mahinmi (sore left heel) were did not play. […] “We have two over three best defenders in George (Hill) and Ian, but other guys got to step up not just by making shots but by guarding,” Indiana coach Frank Vogel said. “And when we start deciding to defend, we’ll start winning again.”