Nuggets vs. Bucks: Denver suffers lopsided loss, back-to-back games lost
Nuggets lose to Bucks 112-95, need all-star break, inconsistent play, Jokic leads, Milwaukee's Antetokounmpo dominates, Denver's back-up bigs struggle.
The Denver Nuggets suffered back-to-back losses for the first time since early December, and their recent defeat to the Milwaukee Bucks highlighted a few key takeaways.
Firstly, the Nuggets are in need of the upcoming All-Star break to recover both physically and mentally. Players like Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Jamal Murray are dealing with injuries and could benefit from extra rest before the final stretch of the season.
In the game against the Bucks, the Nuggets struggled to contain Giannis Antetokounmpo, who put up an impressive performance. Despite Nikola Jokic's strong showing, the Nuggets had no answer for Antetokounmpo's dominance on the court.
Additionally, the Nuggets are facing inconsistent play from their backup big men, and it seems unlikely that they will make any roster changes before the end of the regular season. This means that players like DeAndre Jordan and Zeke Nnaji will need to step up and contribute more consistently.
The game against the Bucks saw the Nuggets struggle to find their rhythm offensively, with only a few players making a significant impact. Despite a late highlight from Michael Porter Jr. and Aaron Gordon, the Nuggets ultimately fell short against the Bucks.
Looking ahead, the Nuggets will have an opportunity to regroup before their next game against the Sacramento Kings. With the All-Star break on the horizon, the team will have a chance to rest and refocus for the remainder of the season.