Stick-slip dynamics during nanoscratching is investigated for the Ni62Nb38 metallic glass. Detrended fluctuation analysis is introduced to explore the influence of loading force on the temporal scaling and stick-slip behavior. The self-similar characteristics and complexity in the temporal scale of the lateral force signal are investigated. A modified Cauchy class model is used for the stochastic stick-slip process, which connects the fractal dimension and the Hurst exponent and features the positive correlation process. The confidence intervals of the differential friction coefficient at different loading forces elucidate the inhomogeneous (and homogeneous) shear-branching processes during the nanoscratching process.