National Basketball Association
Milwaukee 121, Denver 114
When: 8:00 PM ET, Sunday, November 11, 2018
Where: Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado
Officials: #24 Mike Callahan, #11 Derrick Collins, #67 Brandon Adair
Attendance: 19520

Brook Lopez scored a season-high 28 points and Giannis Antetokounmpo had 22 points, nine rebounds and eight assists as the Milwaukee Bucks beat the host Denver Nuggets 121-114 on Sunday night.

Khris Middleton had 21 points Malcolm Brogdon scored 20 for the Bucks.

Lopez hit a career-high eight 3-pointers, six in the third quarter when Milwaukee built a double-digit lead.

Paul Millsap had 25 points and eight rebounds, Nikola Jokic scored 20 and Trey Lyles had 16 off the bench for the Nuggets. Denver has lost three straight and two in a row at home.

The Nuggets came storming back after trailing by 11 with 12 minutes to go but couldn't close it out. Lyles started the rally with a corner 3-pointer, Malik Beasley hit two 3-pointers and Lyles had a layup and a dunk to tie it at 101 early in the fourth.

Beasley's dunk and Lyles' putback gave Denver a 109-105 lead with 5:36 left.

Eric Bledsoe had a steal and a layup and then converted a three-point play to give Milwaukee a one-point lead.

A free throw and Jamal Murray's leaner gave Denver a 112-110 edge, but Antetokounmpo tied it with a layup and Brogdon hit the Bucks' first 3-pointer of the period to make it 115-112 with 1:41 left.

After two empty possessions for Denver, Middleton hit an 18-foot fadeaway to beat the shot clock and give Milwaukee a 117-112 lead with 42 seconds remaining.

Millsap's dunk made it a three-point game, Middleton sank two free throws and then Bledsoe stole the inbounds pass and sealed it with a dunk with 12 seconds left.

Lopez took over the game for a stretch late in the third quarter. He hit five 3-pointers in the last seven minutes of the period, with each one farther out. His last one, from 28 feet, gave the Bucks a 93-83.

Milwaukee closed out the quarter on a 29-14 run to lead 99-88 heading into the fourth.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Milwaukee   Denver
Brook Lopez 28 Scoring Paul Millsap 25
Giannis Antetokounmpo 8 Assists Monte Morris 10
Giannis Antetokounmpo 9 Rebounds Paul Millsap 8
Eric Bledsoe 3 Free Throws Made Paul Millsap 8
Eric Bledsoe 3 Steals Gary Harris 3
Pat Connaughton 3 Blocks Paul Millsap 2
Team Stats Summary
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Milwaukee 121 57.1 17-34 8-13 27 41 7 10 13
Denver 114 46.1 18-38 14-20 27 39 5 8 10
Upcoming Games
  • Denver will play their next game at home against Houston. The Nuggets have a W/L % of .800 after a win and .333 after a loss.
  • Milwaukee will play their next game at home against Memphis. The Bucks have a W/L % of .700 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.