Andre Miller leads Denver Nuggets past Indiana Pacers 92-89

JaVale McGee scored 20 points off the bench

INDIANAPOLIS -  

Andre Miller scored eight of his 15 points during a late 10-0 spurt, sending the Denver Nuggets to a 92-89 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Friday night.
 
The Nuggets (10-10) have won 13 of the last 16 in this series, including seven of the last nine in Indianapolis. The 36-year-old Miller was the big reason this time.
 
Denver led most of the second half but found itself in an 85-82 deficit with 3:32 left.
 
That's when Miller took over. He made two free throws, a layup , a 15-foot jumper and assisted on JaVale McGee's breakaway dunk to make it 90-85 with 1:38 left, then closed the run with a 14-foot pull-up jumper.
 
Indiana (10-10) had a chance to force overtime, but George Hill's 3 bounced off the rim. Paul George led the Pacers with 22 points.
 
Denver faces former Nugget Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks on Sunday.