July 28, 2014

Bucks drop home finale

Denver has clinched home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs after Ty

J.J. Reddick - Photo courtesy of Mike Clemens

J.J. Reddick – Photo courtesy of Mike Clemens

Lawson drained a jumper in the lane with 9.3 seconds left in the Nuggets 112-111 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.

Lawson finished with 26 points and Wilson Chandler added 21, leaving the Nuggets 1 win away from clinching the 3-seed in the West.

The Bucks have now dropped 5-straight and 12 of the last 15 as they head into the final game of the regular season on Wednesday night at Oklahoma City.  The Thunder just clinched the top overall seed in the West with a 104-95 win over Sacramento.

Monta Ellis poured in 38 points and J.J. Reddick added 20 for the Bucks in defeat.  The Bucks have already clinched the 8-seed in the East and will open the post-season against the Miami Heat in Miami later this week.

Brandon Jennings returned from a 2-game absence due to a sore left Achilles but was 1 for 11 while playing 29 minutes.  Jennings missed all 5 three-pointers he attempted and finished with four points.

Bucks center Larry Sanders sat out a third straight game with a sore lower back.