The Denver Nuggets had a strong shooting performance from the field in this one, going 39-76 (51.3%), in a 101-90 win over the Milwaukee Bucks. This is only the third win for Denver (25-28) in its last 10 games.
Kenneth Faried had a strong game, putting up 26 points on 11-15 shooting from the field and 4-5 from the free throw line. Other top performers for Denver were Wilson Chandler with 15 points and 6 rebounds, J.J. Hickson with 14 points and 10 rebounds, and Timofey Mozgov with 14 points and 9 rebounds. On 7-17 shooting, including 1-4 from behind the arc, Caron Butler put up 17 points for Milwaukee in the loss. John Henson contributed 12 points and 7 rebounds.
The Nuggets combined an eFG% of 56.6% with 44.4% 3-point shooting. They are 9-2 this year when registering marks above 55% and 40% in those respective statistics. The Bucks, on the other hand, are 1-12 when allowing opponents to hit those marks.
This drops Milwaukee (10-44) to 0-2 versus Denver on the season.
Coming up next, the Nuggets play the Chicago Bulls, who are 28-25 on the year. The Bucks go up against the Indiana Pacers, currently 41-13 this season. The Nuggets have a 1-0 record against Chicago this season. The Bucks are 0-1 versus Indiana this season.