The Denver Nuggets' latest surge has come with solid play on both ends of the floor
While defense has been a staple of the Indiana Pacers, it wasn't up to their standards in back-to-back defeats.
Denver seeks a 10th victory in its last 12 games and a fourth straight win over visiting Indiana on Monday night.
The Nuggets (27-18) rank among the league leaders with 103.6 points per game and are averaging 110.1 over their last 11. Ty Lawson scored 26 points and Andre Iguodala added 20 in a 121-93 win over Sacramento on Saturday.
Though the offense has been impressive, Denver also has played well on the defensive end in the last two contests, including Wednesday's 105-95 win over Houston. The Nuggets forced 43 turnovers in those victories, and have forced at least 20 in four straight contests.
"We came out aggressive and it started with our defense," Kenneth Faried told the team's official website after Saturday's victory. "That really set the tone. That really ignited our offense a...