Starting the game, shooting extremely well from the field, the Pacers had the Nuggets in a state of shell-shock for the opening minutes of the first quarter. The Pacers led 11-2 before the Nuggets were able to get going behind the play of Francisco Elson who scored six points to bring Denver back within four by the end of the opening 10 minutes of play, with Indiana now leading 18-14.
Outscoring the Pacers in the second quarter, Denver now trailed 34-32. Marcus Melvin came off the bench for the Nuggets to score six points in eight minutes to help ignite Denverís run. James Jones kept the Pacers ahead, as he continued to play in the Review. Jones scored five points in only six minutes of action.
The Pacers scoring output continued to go down in the third quarter. Indiana managed only six points, shooting 21 percent from the field while Denver scored 17 points in the 10 minutes. The Nuggets took a nine point lead, with Miles Simon leading the team with six points.
Indiana didnít fair much better in the fourth quarter, failing to score in double digits. The Pacers scored only seven points and shot 32 percent from the field. And while the Nuggets didnít have a stellar 10 minutes of play, it was enough to put the Pacers away 63-47.
Francisco Elson led all scorers with 13 points and six rebounds. Art Long led the Paces with 12 points.
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---I guess they were pretty much trying to figure out which players to keep since they barely played Jones.