Final Score: Denver 112, Milwaukee 104
Denver, CO (Sports Network) - Danilo Gallinari and Ty Lawson each scored 22
points and led the Denver Nuggets to a 112-104 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on
Gallinari was 7-of-14, including 3-of-6 from three-point range, and Lawson
added seven assists and two steals for the Nuggets, who have won seven
straight games. Corey Brewer scored 20 points off the bench.
"There's no way I thought this was going to be an easy win this stretch," said
Nuggets head coach George Karl. "Our defense made it somewhat of an easy
fourth quarter win."
Samuel Dalembert scored a career-high 35 points on 17-of-21 shooting and had
12 rebounds for the Bucks, who have lost three of their last four games.
Four of Milwaukee's starters -- Larry Sanders, Monta Ellis, Brandon Jennings
and Luc Mbah a Moute -- recorded 12 points.
"It's one of those nights you know, you try to make the best of what you get
out there," said Dalembert.
Milwaukee led nearly the entire game before giving up the lead with minutes to
spare in the fourth quarter.
Going into the fourth, Milwaukee was leading 86-79. In the opening seconds,
Dalembert's dunk extended the Bucks' lead, 88-79.
However, the Nuggets answered back with a 23-12 run to take the lead with 3:05
remaining. Brewer's dunk tied the game at 100-100 and Lawson's two free throws
gave Denver a 102-100 edge.
After a free throw by Jennings, Lawson's layup followed by an Andre Iguodala
dunk gave Denver a 108-103 advantage.
Jennings scored the final point with 1:19 remaining to cut the deficit
108-104, but the Bucks missed their final three shots while the Nuggets
extended their lead to give them the win.
After the first quarter, the Bucks led by two, 29-27. However, in the second,
they scored 37 points on 68 percent shooting, and prevented the Nuggets from
scoring behind the arc.
At one point late in the quarter, Milwaukee led by as many as 17, 64-47, and
entered halftime with a 66-51 margin.
Dalembert scored 21 points in the first half ... Denver has won six straight
games against Milwaukee and is 6-0 against Central Division teams.
02/06 01:41:05 ET
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