INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ty Lawson had 11 points and 10 assists, and the Denver Nuggets beat the Indiana Pacers 108-87 on Friday night for their first road win of the season.
Denver had seven players score in double figures in just its second victory of the season. Aaron Afflalo scored 10 of his 17 points in the first half, and rookie Gary Harris and Wilson Chandler each finished with 13 points.
The Nuggets outscored the Pacers 34-19 in the second quarter and led by as many as 32 points. Denver shot 49 percent (43 of 87) from the floor.
The Pacers, plagued by injuries, were without three of their starting five and several key reserves. David West (right ankle), George Hill (left Knee), Paul George (fractured tibia) and C.J. Watson (foot) have not played this season. Rodney Stuckey (sore foot) missed Friday’s game and CJ Miles departed in the first quarter with a sore right calf.
A.J. Price scored 14 for Indiana, which shot 40.5 percent (34 for 84) from the field. Donald Sloan, Solomon Hill and Lavoy Allen each had 12.
The Nuggets shot 49 percent (43 for 87). Kenneth Faried and Danilo Gallinari scored 12 points apiece.