In opening a stretch of five games in seven days against Western Conference opponents, the Milwaukee Bucks were hoping to build off the momentum of two consecutive victories by taking advantage of a Denver squad playing its third game in as many nights.
Unfortunately, another bad quarter doomed the Bucks, who fell to the Nuggets 91-86 Monday night in Denver.
Unlike in the previous three games, when the Bucks came out of halftime with a double-digit lead and struggled to maintain their momentum, it was the fourth quarter that led to Milwaukee's demise Monday.
The Bucks led 74-68 heading into the final 12 minutes but went cold from the floor, shooting just 22 percent (5-for-22).
Denver (8-for-25) didn't fare too much better, but three Milwaukee turnovers (leading to six points) and a six-minute scoreless stretch helped Denver pull away, outscoring the Bucks 23-12 in the quarter.
Turnovers were a problem all night for the Bucks (2-2), who committed 14, leading to 19 Denver...