INDIANAPOLIS -- Denvers old man, Andre Miller, can still deliver a decisive knockout punch when needed. Indiana found out the hard way Friday night. The 36-year-old guard played like a revitalized All-Star, scoring eight of his 15 points during a decisive 10-0 run to send the Nuggets past the Pacers 92-89. Miller had a hand in all of the points during the late flurry -- making three baskets and two free throws and dishing out an assist on the only basket he didnt score. "He knows how to get shots down the stretch better than some of our other guys, some of our younger guys," coach George Karl said. "He was running the pick-and-roll actions better than anyone all game long, and he just has that old-man knack, that old-school knack." For one night, at least, Miller rekindled images from the days he was one of the leagues most feared guards. This time, the oldest player on the leagues third-youngest team, showed his teammates that a combination of poise, leadership and clutch play will trump big names and flashy plays every time. No, Miller didnt produce the biggest numbers for Denver (10-10). JaVale McGee had a season-high 20 points, 16 in the first half, and eight rebounds. Corey Brewer matched his season-high with 20 points, too, on a night only two Denver starters reached double figures -- Kosta Koufos with 12 points and Andre Iguodala with 10. But Miller delivered the scoring punch when Denver needed it most. "We just want to keep providing some stability, some energy, so hopefully, it can carry over into the games," Miller said as he walked out of the locker room. Indiana (10-10) was looking for its first three-game winning streak this season and had a chance to force overtime when George Hill blocked Ty Lawsons shot from the left corner with 8.8 seconds to go. Hill grabbed the loose ball and sprinted up the court, but rather than call timeout to set up a play, Hill circled around and threw up an off-balance 3-pointer that bounced off the side of the rim as the buzzer sounded. Hill finished with 15 points on a night all five Pacers starters scored in double figures. Paul George finished with 22, including four 3s. David West had 18 points and 11 rebounds, Roy Hibbert had 10 points and nine rebounds and Lance Stephenson had 12 points. Afterward, Hill said perhaps he should have called the timeout. Coach Frank Vogel disagreed. "In a scramble situation, thats where you get your most open looks," Vogel said. Either way, it wasnt good enough against the feisty Nuggets and suddenly revitalized Miller. The Nuggets overcame Indianas fast start, which put them in a 10-point h*** less than four minutes into the game, took the lead early in the second quarter and stayed in control for most of the game. But after leading for most of the next 2-plus quarters, Miller re-emerged when Indiana charged back. "Hes drinking from the fountain of youth," point guard Ty Lawson said. "He was coming down and getting buckets, getting assists, hes playing well for us. Hes winning games for us." Exhibit A came Friday night in a city where Denver has won seven of its last nine and in a series in which the Nuggets have won 13 of the last 16. Midway through the fourth quarter, it looked like the Nuggets would hold on again as they scored seven straight points to rebuild an 80-74 lead. Indiana answered with Stephensons layup, a three-point play from Hill and a free throw from Hibbert to tie the score at 82 with 3:52 to go. Twenty seconds later, George hit a 3-ponter, giving Indiana the lead and sending the crowd into a frenzy. But after a timeout, Miller took control. He started the run with two free throws, then scored on a layup and hit a 15-footer. After feeding McGee for a dunk, he closed the run with a 14-foot pullup shot to make it 92-85 with 1:01 to play. "They came out and really brought it up a level and it kind of took us some time to adjust to that," George said. "By that time, they kind of found something, letting Andre Miller attack and find guys." George answered with his fourth 3 and Stephenson cut the deficit to three by making 1 of 2 free throws with 29.9 seconds left. Miller and the Nuggets didnt let Indiana get any closer. "Ive played with him for two years," Iguodala said of Miller. "And Ive seen that calm about him before when its needed, especially for a team like ours with some youth." NOTES: Hibbert had three blocks and now has blocked at least two shots in 14 consecutive games. ... Koufos was 5 of 8 from the field and 2 of 2 from the free-throw line with five rebounds despite still being slowed by the flu, which kept him out of Wednesday nights game. ... Iguodala hurt his left hip late in the first half but continued to play. The Nuggets already have two players out with hip injuries -- Wilson Chandler and Julyan Stone. ... Indiana and Denver now have an even split of the 168 games theyve played since entering the ABA. wholesale jerseys from china . -- Tim Tebow wont be playing for his hometown team. cheap jerseys from china . The Canadians insist theyre not paranoid, but recent revelations that teammate Olivier Jeans skate was sabotaged by a competitor has opened the uncomfortable possibility of tampering in their world. . The 20-year-old goaltender, who spent last season with the Calgary Hitmen, stopped 55 of 57 shots as Seattle defeated the host Portland Winterhawks 5-2 on Friday in Western Hockey League action. wholesale nfl jerseys china . Overall, more than 1.5 million Canadians tuned in to watch some or all of the broadcast on TSN. Canadians were also engaged on Twitter, with #13thMan and #EngravedOnANation trending nationally throughout the broadcast. CTV2 will air The 13th Man at 7pm on Saturday. cheap jerseys china . Thursday afternoon at Shaw Park, the visiting Capitales got another great start, this time from Canadian righthander Jeff Duda, as the Caps beat the Winnipeg Goldeyes 5-0 to sweep Winnipeg in a three-game series.DETROIT -- Alex Avilas drive sailed to deep right field, barely clearing both an outfielder and a wall. An exhilarating opening series at Comerica Park was finally over, and the Detroit catcher could look forward to some much-needed rest. "Im too tired right now," Avila said. "Im glad we have an off day (Monday). This weekend has been crazy." Avilas two-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the 11th inning gave the Tigers a stunning 13-12 victory over Boston on Sunday, leaving the Red Sox winless in three games under new manager Bobby Valentine. Detroit swept the season-opening series, scoring 26 runs and winning twice in its final at-bat. The Tigers trailed 10-7 on Sunday when Miguel Cabrera tied the game with a three-run shot off Alfredo Aceves in the ninth. Boston then scored twice in the 11th, but Mark Melancon (0-2) couldnt hold the lead. Cabrera and Prince Fielder singled with one out before a wild pitch sent Cabrera to third and Delmon Youngs sacrifice fly cut the margin in half. Avila followed with a drive to right and Cody Ross tried to make a leaping catch, but the ball appeared to hit a restraining gate just above the wall before caroming back onto the field. Avila paused near second before being waved around the bases by the umpires. The play was not reviewed. Valentine said he asked and was assured by umpires that the ball had clearly hit the railing above the fence. "You dont see those kinds of games at this level very often," Avila said. "Theres really no rhyme or reason or explanation for it." Its certainly rare for the Red Sox: They lost for the first time when scoring 12 runs or more since a 22-13 loss to the Chicago White Sox on May 31, 1970, according to STATS LLC. Duane Below (2-0) got one out for the win -- even though Detroit manager Jim Leyland said he wouldnt be available -- in a game that lasted 4 hours, 45 minutes. Cabrera had five RBIs. The Red Sox and New York Yankees are both off to 0-3 starts -- the first time thats happened since 1966, according to STATS LLC. Boston is without newly acquired closer Andrew Bailey, who had surgery on his right thumb. Melancon and Aceves are the primary candidates to close in Baileys absence, and both blew saves on Sunday. "This is a work in progress," Valentine said. "Were three days in after losiing our closer, and were still trying to figure it out.dddddddddddd" Nick Punto and Dustin Pedroia hit RBI singles in the 11th to give Boston the lead, but it didnt hold up. Adrian Gonzalez homered earlier for the Red Sox. "Our guys played a hell of a game," Valentine said. "We had a walk-off loss on opening day, then got beat 10-0 and were down 4-0 in the first inning today -- but we fought back and took them 11 innings." Detroit beat the Red Sox 3-2 in Thursdays opener on a ninth-inning hit by Austin Jackson, then cruised to a blowout Saturday. The Tigers seemed on their way to another easy win when Jhonny Peraltas three-run double in the first inning gave them a 4-0 lead, but starter Max Scherzer couldnt hold it. Scherzer allowed seven runs on eight hits in 2 2-3 innings, but Bostons Clay Buchholz wasnt much better. He allowed seven runs on eight hits in four innings in what was his first start since June because of a stress fracture in his back. Buchholz had gone 42 consecutive starts since the beginning of 2010 without allowing more than five earned runs. Detroit reliever Daniel Schlereth allowed a two-run homer to Gonzalez on the first pitch he threw after coming on in the sixth. That gave Boston a 9-7 lead, and Vicente Padilla pitched four scoreless innings of relief for the Red Sox after replacing Buchholz. The 34-year-old Padilla kept the powerful Detroit lineup off balance, at one point lobbing consecutive pitches of 54 and 52 mph on the stadium gun to Fielder in the seventh. Punto made it 10-7 with an RBI infield single in the ninth, but Jackson and Brennan Boesch led off the bottom of the inning with singles, and Cabrera tied it. "Weve got to get this straight: Its not about Prince and me," Cabrera said. "Weve got 25 guys, its about the Detroit Tigers, its about everybody here. We feel comfortable about everybody here so lets play ball and play hard." NOTES: The Tigers placed RHP Doug Fister (strained left side) on the 15-day disabled list and recalled RHP Brayan Villarreal from Triple-A Toledo, moves they announced after Saturdays game. ... Valentine went out onto the field after Gonzalez was hit by a pitch from Phil Coke in the eighth. The umpires then warned both benches, which appeared to annoy the Boston manager even more. ' ' '

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