INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Victor Oladipo had a career-high 47 points and added seven rebounds and six assists to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 126-116 overtime win over the Denver Nuggets on Sunday. The Pacers used an 8-0 scoring run capped by Thad Young’s putback with 5 seconds left in regulation to tie it.
NEW ORLEANS | DeMarcus Cousins employed a hesitation dribble between his legs as he approached center Kenneth Faried in the lane. The Pelicans big man then spun between Faried and converging Denver forward Wilson Chandler and was fouled as he converted a leaning scoop off the glass. It was perhaps the best of many highlights for Cousins, who had 40 points, 22 rebounds and four blocks to help New Orleans down Denver 123-114 on Wednesday night.
DENVER | The Denver Nuggets’ offense came alive just as their defense clamped down on the Los Angeles Lakers. Jamal Murray had 28 points, Will Barton scored 13 of his 16 points in the final 7:44, and the Nuggets scored the game’s final 15 points to beat the Lakers 115-100 on Saturday night.
DENVER | Will Barton provided the early spark, then delivered in the final moments to help the Denver Nuggets escape with a narrow victory. Barton capped a career-high 37 points with a driving layup with 3.2 seconds left and the Nuggets overcame the loss of Nikola Jokic to beat the Chicago Bulls 111-110 on Thursday night.
SALT LAKE CITY | Derrick Favors scored 24 points, and the Utah Jazz used a dominant second half to pull away from the Denver Nuggets for a 106-77 victory on Tuesday night.
DENVER | Denver Nuggets forward Paul Millsap will be sidelined for several months after undergoing surgery on his left wrist. The procedure for a ligament injury was performed by Dr. Frank Scott on Sunday, the team announced. There is no precise timetable for his return, but will be “dependent upon consistent assessment throughout the rehab process,” the Nuggets said.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. | Will Barton didn’t know Mike Malone was suspended by the NBA until the Denver Nuggets coach informed him as Barton got on the team bus to head to the arena. “I thought he was joking,” Barton said. “I told him we’d hold it down for him.”
NEW YORK | The NBA has suspended Denver coach Michael Malone one game without pay for going onto the court and making contact with an official during the Nuggets’ loss to the Lakers. Malone ran onto the court while play was still going on to argue with Rodney Mott during Denver’s loss at Staples Center on Sunday.
PORTLAND, Ore. | CJ McCollum and Jusuf Nurkic had 17 points apiece and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Denver Nuggets 99-82 on Monday night to snap a two-game losing streak. The Blazers built an 86-66 lead early in the fourth quarter on Noah Vonleh’s dunk and cruised the rest of the way. Damian Lillard had 15 points and seven assists and the Blazers led by as many as 23 points.
DENVER | Even though Nikola Jokic loves to pass, his teammates wanted to see him get selfish. After some prodding, the young center obliged, then delivered a career night. Jokic had a career-high 41 points, Will Barton and Paul Millsap scored 17 apiece and the Denver Nuggets beat the Brooklyn Nets 112-104 on Tuesday night.