You could excuse the Denver Nuggets for tired legs on Monday against the Milwaukee Bucks. After all, this was the third game in three days for the Nuggets, a new caveat every team will at one point have to endure thanks to the league's lockout-shortened 66-game schedule. But the Nuggets showed resolve in a come-back 91-86 win over the Bucks to improve to 4-2.
Danilo Gallinari scored 21 points on 5-of-12 shooting for Denver. Gallinari excelled at forcing contract, and scored the majority of his points thanks to converting 10-of-12 free throws. Al Harrington came off the bench to score 17 points and grab eight rebounds on 7-of-12 shooting. Point guard Ty Lawson finished with 16 points and six assists.
Four Bucks players reached double-figures in scoring, led by Stephen Jackson (17 points).