3rd Quarter Report

Only one more quarter stands between the Bucks and the victory they were favored to collect coming into this evening. After three quarters their offense has really been able to impose its will, dominating the Nuggets 91-63.

The Bucks came into the matchup with some extra motivation after the loss they were dealt the last time these two teams faced off. We'll see if they're able to flip the script or if it'll just be more of the same.

Who's Playing

Denver Nuggets @ Milwaukee Bucks

Current Records: Denver 36-17, Milwaukee 34-19

How To Watch

  • When: Monday, February 12, 2024 at 8 p.m. ET
  • Where: Fiserv Forum -- Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)

What to Know

The Bucks will be in front of their home fans on Monday, but a look at the spread shows they might need that home-court advantage. They and the Denver Nuggets will face off at 8:00 p.m. ET on February 12th at Fiserv Forum without much rest after finishing up games yesterday. The Nuggets took a loss in their last contest and will be looking to turn the tables on the Bucks, who come in off a win.

The Bucks can finally bid farewell to their three-game losing streak thanks to their game on Friday. They steamrolled past Charlotte 120-84 at home. For those curious, yes, that was the biggest victory the Bucks have managed all season.

The Bucks got their win on the backs of several key players, but it was Damian Lillard out in front who scored 26 points along with eight assists and two steals. Lillard didn't help the Bucks' cause all that much against the Jazz last Sunday but the same can't be said for this matchup.

Meanwhile, after a string of three wins, the Nuggets' good fortune finally ran out on Friday. They were the victim of a bruising 135-106 defeat at the hands of Sacramento. The Nuggets were down 106-86 at the end of the third quarter, and things only got worse from there.

The match pitted two of the league's most dominant centers against one another in Nikola Jokic and Domantas Sabonis. Sabonis had a solid game and dropped a triple-double on 17 points, 17 rebounds, and ten assists. Meanwhile, Jokic did his best for the losing side, scoring 23 points along with eight rebounds and seven assists.

Milwaukee's victory bumped their record up to 34-19. As for Denver, their defeat dropped their record down to 36-17.

Monday's game is shaping up to be a masterclass in shooting: The Bucks just can't miss this season, having made 49.5% of their shots per game (they're ranked fourth in field goal percentage overall). However, it's not like the Nuggets struggle in that department as they've made 49.4% of their shots this season. Given these competing strengths, it'll be interesting to see how their clash plays out.

The Bucks came up short against the Nuggets in their previous matchup two weeks ago, falling 113-107. Will the Bucks have more luck at home instead of on the road?


Denver is a slight 1-point favorite against Milwaukee, according to the latest NBA odds.

The over/under is set at 232 points.

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Series History

Denver has won 6 out of their last 10 games against Milwaukee.

  • Jan 29, 2024 - Denver 113 vs. Milwaukee 107
  • Mar 25, 2023 - Denver 129 vs. Milwaukee 106
  • Jan 25, 2023 - Milwaukee 107 vs. Denver 99
  • Jan 30, 2022 - Denver 136 vs. Milwaukee 100
  • Nov 26, 2021 - Milwaukee 120 vs. Denver 109
  • Mar 02, 2021 - Denver 128 vs. Milwaukee 97
  • Feb 08, 2021 - Milwaukee 125 vs. Denver 112
  • Mar 09, 2020 - Denver 109 vs. Milwaukee 95
  • Jan 31, 2020 - Denver 127 vs. Milwaukee 115
  • Nov 19, 2018 - Milwaukee 104 vs. Denver 98