"We're probably about 35 percent ready for the season," Pacers coach Jim O'Brien said. "We executed tonight what we practiced."
"Right now, we're not playing with a good rhythm," Nuggets coach George Karl said. "We have to find answers by [the season opener on] Oct. 28."
Indiana made 14 of 25 3-pointers, led by Rush, who was 6 for 12. Murphy was 4 for 4 from outside the arc and A.J. Price was 4 for 6.
The Pacers led by eight points at the end of the first quarter and expanded it to 14 at the half. They led 98-74 heading into the fourth quarter.