The Milwaukee Bucks blew a 17-point first half lead and fell to the Denver Nuggets 112-104 in Denver on Tuesday night. It’s the 7th straight win for the Nuggets.
The Bucks (25-22) wasted a career best performance from center Sam Dalembert who scored 35 points, including 21 in the first half. Dalembert hit 9 of 10 from the field in the first half and 17 of 21 for the game.
Danilo Gallinari and Ty Lawson each scored 22 points to lead the Nuggets.
The Bucks hit 31 of their 51 field goal opportunities in the first half (61%), but as has been the norm, cooled off in the second half. They finished 48% for the game.
Denver also won the free throw battle, hitting 27 of 37, while the Bucks got to the line just 11 times and made only 5 of them.
The Bucks close out their short 2-game road trip when they take on the Utah Jazz tonight.