INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Bojan Bogdanovic scored 26 of his 35 points in the first half to lead the Indiana Pacers over the Denver Nuggets 124-88 on Sunday.
Myles Turner had 17 points and 11 rebounds, and Domantas Sabonis added 15 points and 13 rebounds for the Pacers (45-29), who returned home after dropping four in a row during a West Coast swing.READ MORE: Teen In Critical Condition After Being Shot Following Argument Near Aurora Restaurant
Nikola Jokic had 19 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists, Will Barton had 15 points and reserve Monte Morris scored 12 points for the Nuggets (49-23), who lost for the first time after winning six straight.
Bogdanovic scored every point during a 12-2 run late in the second quarter. He made a 3-pointer with 2:53 remaining in the first half to put the Pacers ahead 52-35.
Bogdanovic set a career high for points in a half, and that was enough to put the game away before the break. He was 10 of 11 from the field in the first half and didn’t miss a shot until Jokic blocked a 3-point attempt with 3 seconds left.
The Pacers led 62-46 at halftime, and the Nuggets never got closer than 11 points in the second half.
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Nuggets: Denver was just 2 of 10 from 3-point range in the first half and 7 of 29 for the game. … The Nuggets finished 15 of 16 from the free-throw line. … Jokic also had four blocked shots.
Pacers: Indiana is 20-1 this season when holding teams to 97 or fewer points. … Bogdanovic also had six rebounds. … G Darren Collison was out for a third straight game with a right quad contusion.
Nuggets: Host Detroit on Tuesday.
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