Milwaukee, WI (SportsNetwork.com) - Kenneth Faried poured in a season-high 26
points to lead the Denver Nuggets to a 101-90 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on
J.J. Hickson and Randy Foye both posted double-doubles. Hickson scored 14
points to go with 10 rebounds and Foye had 12 points and 10 assists for the
Nuggets, who snapped a five-game slide.
Wilson Chandler chipped in with 15 points and Timofey Mozgov added 14 points
and nine boards in the win.
Caron Butler led six Milwaukee players in double figures with 17 points and
Ersan Ilyasova added 14 points and 11 rebounds. Nate Wolters and John Henson
chipped with 12 points apiece while Giannis Antetokounmpo and O.J. Mayo
each finished with 11 points.
Both teams were active prior to Thursday's trade deadline.
With Ty Lawson battling a rib injury and Nate Robinson out for the season with
a knee injury, Denver added some depth at point guard, acquiring Aaron
Brooks from the Houston Rockets in exchange for forward Jordan Hamilton.
Additionally, the Nuggets sent guard Andre Miller to Washington and a second-
round pick to the 76ers to complete a three-team swap. Miller played a
prominent role off Denver's bench for the past two seasons but fell out of the
new head coach Brian Shaw's rotation and good graces, missing the team's last
The Bucks, meanwhile, sent guards Gary Neal and Luke Ridnour to the Charlotte
Bobcats in exchange for guard Ramon Sessions and forward Jeff Adrien.
The Nuggets built a 9-point lead after 12 minutes and never looked back.
Denver led 14-9 after 5 1/2 minutes, but a Hickson hook shot sparked a quick
7-0 burst. Milwaukee clawed back to within three inside the final minute, but
a pair of Mozgov free throws and a Darrell Arthur jumper allowed the Nuggets
to take a 31-22 lead into the second frame.
Mayo had the hosts within three, 45-42, with his jumper with 2:10 to go in the
second, Mozgov's layup, followed by Chandler's 3-ball, made it 50-42 at the
Mayo canned a trey to make it 64-61 at the 4:25 mark of the third, but Denver
scored eight straight points to go up 72-61 before taking a 78-67 lead into
the final frame.
The Bucks pulled within five early in the fourth, but the Nuggets' lead
swelled to double-digits as Denver ran away with the win.
Earlier Thursday, Nuggets announced that center JaVale McGee underwent surgery
to repair a stress fracture in his left tibia and will be out for the rest of
the season ... Denver shot 51.3 percent from the floor ... The Bucks scored 26
points of 16 Denver turnovers ... Milwaukee was just 4-for-21 from 3-point
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