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 2017. 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: The quadruple-OT game between the Nuggets and Trail Blazers. 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.