INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ Ty Lawson had 11 points and 10 assists, and Denver got its first road win of the season.
Denver had seven players score in double figures in just its second victory of the season. Arron Afflalo scored 10 of his 17 points in the first half, and rookie Gary Harris and Wilson Chandler each finished with 13 points.
The Nuggets outscored the Pacers 34-19 in the second quarter and led by as many as 32 points. Denver shot 49 per cent (43 of 87) from the floor.
The Pacers are still without three of their starting five due to injuries. David West (right ankle), George Hill (left knee), Paul George (fractured tibia) did not play.