"We didn't play defense, that was the problem," Mason said.
Nene added 21 for the Nuggets, who scored 54 points in the
"We got inside early," Anthony said. "That opened up the
outside for us. Once we got our outside game going and our inside
game going, it was pretty hard for them to stop."
Denver used a 16-4 run bridging the third and fourth quarters to
open 100-85 lead on Anthony's 18-foot jumper.
Milwaukee closed to 104-96, but Anthony scored five points in a
10-4 run and Denver took a 114-100 lead on Earl Boykins' 3 pointer.
Denver shot 26-of-44 in the second half, and it was the most
points scored in a half by the Nuggets this season.
"They were in a great rhythm all night shooting the
basketball," Milwaukee guard Damon Jones said. "They were hitting
a lot of contested shots."
The Nuggets scored 36 third-quarter points to lead 88-81 on
Boykins' running shot with 26 seconds left in the period. They took
the lead for good, 69-67, on Voshon Lenard's fast-break layup with
Denver used a 7-0 run to take its largest lead of the first
half, 52-45, on a jumper by Andre Miller. Toni Kukoc's basket made
it 52-47 at halftime.
Denver swept the season series, 2-0. ... Milwaukee has lost
four of five after winning four straight. ... Milwaukee is 6-6
since Van Horn joined the team. ... It was only the second time in
the past eight years that Denver has won in Milwaukee. ... ... The
Bucks are 7-15 against Western Conference teams. ... It was the
third time this season Denver scored 117 points in a game. ...
Denver's 47 field goals were the most allowed by the Bucks this