The Nuggets inched that much closer to a top-eight seed by picking up a 107-104 win over the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday. Denver won its third straight game and moved a half game behind the New Orleans Pelicans for the No. 8 spot and one game behind the Minnesota Timberwolves for the No. 7 spot.

Nikola Jokic put together another masterful performance, and Will Barton assisted with much of the heavy lifting. Here’s how each Nuggets player graded out.

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Christian Clark

Christian Clark is an Arlington, Texas, native who covers the Denver Nuggets for BSN Denver. Education: I graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism in December 2014 with an emphasis in print and digital news. Career: My work has been featured in the Fort Worth-Star Telegram, The Oklahoman and Columbia Missourian, and online at and I came aboard at BSN Denver in November. Most memorable sports moment: Game 2 of the 2011 NBA Finals. The finest sports book I’ve ever read: Friday Night Lights by Buzz Bissinger. One sports movie I can’t live without: Tin Cup, do not @ me Most memorable experience as a reporter: Covering the Missouri football team’s boycott in 2015. It led to University of Missouri system president Tim Wolfe’s resignation and had so many other ripple effects. The sport that started it all: Basketball. My sports-watching memories kick in with those early-2000s Dallas Mavericks teams. They had bad hair and scored a lot of points. Shout-out to Nellie Ball.