Indiana 99, Denver 85

Nov. 29, 2001 at 12:00 AM
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DENVER, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Al Harrington scored 22 points Wednesday night as the Indiana Pacers took advantage of a costly mistake by the Denver Nuggets en route to a 99-85 victory.

Harrington had no trouble against Denver's small frontcourt, making several easy layups and wide-open jumpers. He went 11 of 15 from the floor for Indiana, which shot 47 percent.

The Pacers held a 71-68 edge heading to the fourth quarter but put away the game with a 10-0 run that made it 89-73 with 4:07 left.

The burst began when Nuggets forward Scott Williams was whistled for a technical foul after slapping Jalen Rose with 7:36 remaining.

It was the second consecutive game that a mistake by Williams put the game out of reach for Denver.

In Sunday's 105-98 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers, Williams collided with teammate Raef LaFrentz on a rebound, leading to Devean George's go-ahead basket.

Nick Van Exel led the Nuggets with 20 points. Denver shot 34 percent.

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