New York, January 20: Nikola Jokic's double-double proved in vain as the streaking Indiana Pacers pulled off a 115-107 heist against the Denver Nuggets in the NBA.
The Pacers outscored the Nuggets by 15 points in the fourth quarter to snatch the eight-point victory on Sunday, their fifth in succession.
Jokic had a game-high 30 points and 10 rebounds for Denver (29-13), while Domantas Sabonis led Indiana (28-15) with 22 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists – his first career triple-double.
TJ Warren and Malcolm Brogdon also chipped in with 22 points apiece for the Pacers, while Doug McDermott added 24 in 21 minutes.
LaMarcus Aldridge (21) and DeMar DeRozan (20) combined for 41 points to help the San Antonio Spurs to a 107-102 victory over the Miami Heat.
Bam Adebayo had 21 points and 16 rebounds in a losing cause for Miami, beaten for the first time in three games.
Mills makes history on special occasion
Patty Mills celebrated San Antonio's inaugural Indigenous Night in fitting style, contributing 18 points and five rebounds from the bench against the Heat.
The 31-year-old guard drained four shots from beyond the arc to become the first Australian to register 1,000 three-pointers in NBA history.
.@Patty_Mills eclipsed 1,000 career three-pointers today!
He's the first Australian to reach 1K in NBA history. pic.twitter.com/juxiLoFZoY— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) January 20, 2020
Lamb labours in Denver
Indiana overcame the Nuggets despite receiving little assistance from Jeremy Lamb, who managed zero points and a solitary assist in 23 minutes on the floor.
Dozier dazzles and dishes
PJ Dozier produced a neat crossover and pass for Mason Plumlee as the Nuggets tried unsuccessfully to streak clear at Pepsi Center.
San Antonio Spurs 107-102 Miami Heat
Indiana Pacers 115-107 Denver Nuggets
Lakers at Celtics
LeBron James leads the Los Angeles Lakers (34-8) to Boston on Monday (January 20) for a date with the Celtics (27-14), who will be eager to snap a three-game losing streak.