NBA wrap: Bucks beat Nuggets to complete grueling schedule stretch | NBA


The Bucks, who’ve been street warriors in November, took their present on the street to Denver on Sunday, roughly 24 hours after shedding in additional time to the Clippers in Los Angeles.

Enjoying their sixth recreation in 11 days, and fifth in eight days, you’d have anticipated the Bucks to be out of fuel. As an alternative, they beat an excellent Nuggets squad, 121-114, in a matchup of 9-Three groups.

Heart Brook Lopez led the way in which with 28 factors, with the 7-footer hitting 8-of-13 3-point pictures.

For a staff that will have had each excuse to be drained — which frequently results in poor capturing — Milwaukee was scorching from the sector, capturing 57-percent general and 50-percent past the arc. Giannis Antetokounmpo (22 factors), Khris Middleton (21) and Malcolm Brogdon (20) all scored 20 or extra factors. 

5 of the Bucks’ six video games in that 11-day stretch have been street video games, together with stops at Boston, Portland and Golden State. The Bucks completed 3-Three in that brutal run of video games, their hardest schedule stretch of the season. Milwaukee now will get a few days off earlier than starting a six-game homestand Wednesday towards the Grizzlies.

Stud of the night time

One night time after a dreadful capturing efficiency towards the Spurs, James Harden was firing on all cylinders towards the Pacers on Sunday. Harden scored 40, hitting 9-of-20 pictures (together with 8-of-18 3-pointers) to key the Rockets’ 115-103 victory.

Duds of the night time

The Knicks hit solely 5 of 28 3-point makes an attempt (17.9 %) in a 115-89 loss to the Magic.


Tyson Chandler wins the sport for the Lakers with this last-second block.

Miles Bridges throws down a monster jam right here, sending the Hornets broadcast sales space into pandemonium.

What’s subsequent

Warriors (11-2) at Clippers (7-5) 10:30 p.m. ET – The Warriors will face their second recreation with out Stephen Curry, who’s out with a groin pressure — if solely that they had another All-Stars round to assist choose up the slack, proper? The Clippers have gained three of 4 video games, together with a formidable additional time win towards the Bucks on Saturday.

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