Nikola Jokic led the way with 25 points, 12 rebounds, and nine assists, nearly securing his 13th triple-double, as the Denver Nuggets (28-13) triumphed 117-109 against the Indiana Pacers (23-16).

Michael Porter Jr. and Jamal Murray matched Jokic’s 25 points. Aaron Gordon added 20 points and 10 rebounds for the Nuggets.

Indiana, missing star Tyrese Haliburton, saw Bruce Brown’s return to Denver with an impressive 18 points, 10 rebounds, and six assists.

Six other Pacers scored in double figures, with Buddy Hield leading with 16 points.

The Nuggets overcame a third-quarter deficit, building a nine-point lead in the fourth quarter with a strong performance from Christian Braun.