NBA Game Summary - Milwaukee at Denver
(Monday, February 27th)
Final Score: Milwaukee 110, Denver 89
Denver, CO (Sports Network) - Michael Redd led a balanced Milwaukee attack with 24 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists, as the Bucks cruised past the Denver Nuggets, 110-89, at the Pepsi Center.
Six Bucks scored in double figures, including Charlie Bell with a career-high 17. Andrew Bogut had 16 points and 11 boards and Jamal Magloire scored 16 points and had 10 rebounds for the Bucks, who have now won two straight after a four-game losing streak.
Carmelo Anthony led Denver with 19 points, while Earl Boykins scored 14 off the bench and Andre Miller tallied 8 points and dished out 11 assists for the Nuggets, who suffered their worst home loss of the season.
"It's tough to play when you don't play defense and you don't move the ball," said coach George Karl. "This was a whipping. A huge disapointment, huge."
A Marcus Camby jumper with 8:20 left in the first gave the Nuggets an early 11-4 advantage. The lead would be short-lived however, as Magloire's bucket capped a 9-0 Milwaukee run and gave the Bucks a 13-11 lead, one which they would never give back.
Maurice Williams hit from beyond the arc to put the Bucks up 37-30, and start a 16-3 run early in the second quarter which Williams finished off with a runner in the lane, to put his team up 17, 50-33. Williams scored nine of the 16 points during the stretch.
Milwaukee essentially put the game away with a 13-4 run to close the half. Bell completed a three-point play with 3:21 to go in the half, to put the Bucks up 18 at 59-41. Redd followed with a three-pointer and Magloire and Bogut both had field goals during the run.
Bell completed the surge by hitting a three-pointer with 30 seconds left in the half, giving him 15 first-half points, 12 of which came in the second quarter. Milwaukee led 69-54 at halftime.
Milwaukee held an 18-point advantage, 89-71, entering the fourth quarter.
The Nuggets were able to get within 14 on three separate occasions, the last of which came after Boykins hit two free-throws with 6:04 remaining.
Joe Smith followed that with a pair of jump shots to extend the Milwaukee lead up to 18, 102-84. The Nuggets never seriously threatened after that.
The Nuggets conceded a season-high 69 first-half points...The loss snapped a two-game win streak for Denver... Smith scored 14 points and Maurice Williams had 11 for the Bucks...The Nuggets shot a dreadful 1-of-11 from beyond the arc, while the Bucks connected on 9-of-18...The Bucks conclude a three-game road trip on Wednesday at Phoenix.
02/28 00:12:12 ET