Barton scores 30, Nuggets beat Pacers 101-98 without Jokic

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Denver Nuggets forward Will Barton, center, pulls in a rebound between Indiana Pacers forwards Domantas Sabonis, left, and Torrey Craig in the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

DENVER (AP) — Will Barton scored a season-high 30 points, helping to make up for the absence of suspended star Nikola Jokic as the Denver Nuggets hung on to beat the Indiana Pacers 101-98.

Zeke Nnaji added 19 points and Jeff Green and Bones Hyland had 12 apiece for the Nuggets, who have won four straight and six of seven.

Malcolm Brogdon had 25 points to lead the Pacers. Domantas Sabonis added 20 points and 19 rebounds.

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