DENVER (AP) – Will Barton posted his best number of the season with 30 points, which helped make up for the absence of suspended star Nikola Jokic in the game the Denver Nuggets beat the Indiana Pacers 101-98 on Wednesday night. .
Zeke Nnaji added 19 points, while Jeff Green and Bones Hyland each had 12 points for the Nuggets, who have won four in a row and six of seven.
Malcolm Brogdon scored 25 points to lead the Pacers. Domantas Sabonis added 20 points and 19 rebounds.
Jokic, the NBA MVP of the previous season, served a one-game suspension for giving Markieff Morris a violent shove Monday in retaliation after the Miami Heat player fouled him.
The two were expelled and Morris, knocked down by the shove, will also have to pay a fine of $ 50,000 for his role in the altercation.