DENVER (AP) – Danilo Gallinari scored a season-high 21 points, including a pair of free throws in the final seconds, and the Denver Nuggets beat the Milwaukee Bucks 91-86 on Monday night.
Al Harrington added 17 points and Ty Lawson 16 for the Nuggets, who were playing their third game in as many nights.
Stephen Jackson led Milwaukee with 17 points. Carlos Delfino added 14 for the Bucks, who were denied in a bid for a third consecutive win, which would have matched their season long from last season.
The Nuggets were without center-forward Nene, who sat out the game with a bruised left heel.
Before the game, coach George Karl described Nene's status as day to day.