After an embarrassing loss on Sunday night to the Utah Jazz, the Denver Nuggets rebounded in a big way Tuesday.
The Nuggets took the lead after the first quarter and never looked back as they dealt the Milwaukee Bucks their first home loss of the season and won the first game of a 5-game road trip.
Corey Brewer continues to impress, he led the Nuggets with 22 points, scoring half his points on the fast break and the other half from behind the arc. Brewer hit three treys, added four rebounds and two steals.
He was the sixth different player to lead the Nuggets in scoring this season. He also led a Nuggets bench that scored 51 points. Six different Nuggets scored in double figures in the game.
- Nene rebounded from Sunday’s 2-for-7 free throw shooting to score 14 points and nine rebounds in 26 minutes. He also made 8 of 10 from the charity stripe and played great defense on Andrew Bogut who only scored two points. The biggest bonus to Nene was the Nuggets were +17 on the floor. Nene would have played more, but with the Nuggets up by 18 going into the fourth, George Karl decided to leave him on the bench.
- Al Harrington‘s sharp-shooting returned Tuesday when he hit 4 of 6 treys and finished with 16 points.
- Andre Miller and Ty Lawson combined to have 20 assists, but the two only made 4 of 15 from the field.
- The Bucks cut the Nuggets lead to nine points in the fourth quarter, but Karl decided to stay with Chris Andersen the entire quarter instead of bringing in Nene and Timofey Mozgov. Andersen played a season high 22 minutes, but there are a lot doubts that he deserved it. While Karl did want to rest Nene and Harrington since the Nuggets play a back-to-back tonight against the Philadelphia 76ers, but the question remains, why is Andersen playing above guys like Kosta Koufos and Kenneth Faried? Both have proven to be better options this season, while Andersen’s play has dropped off a lot this year.