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
- TV: NBATV
- 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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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
Milwaukee Admirals fans and businesses feel the impact of 19-game winning streak
MILWAUKEE — What’s better than 18?
Both Milwaukee Admirals fans and local businesses will tell you 19.
That’s how many consecutive wins the team has as of Saturday, Feb. 24. It’s the second-longest winning streak in American Hockey League history.
The minor league hockey team is also having a major impact locally.
Drew Olsen is a manager at Major Goolsby’s, a bar and grill just across the street from the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, where the Admirals play.
“It’s bonkers in here,” Olsen smiled. “As the team keeps winning, people are noticing. We’re seeing some faces we haven’t seen before. When you win 18 games, people begin to notice.”
The business was packed with people Saturday afternoon dressed in blue and white to support the team.
“I’ve been to baseball and football games but this is my first hockey game,” Marcel Odell said alongside his girlfriend Amanda Cameron.
“It’s exciting to make some noise, support our team, and support the community.”
Other fans have been going to the games for years, like nine-year-old Anna Hodgson who was in the front row with a big sign.
She plays hockey for the Waukesha Warhawks and hopes to make it big one day just like her team.
“The Admirals weren’t doing too well last year, but this year they’re doing really good. It feels really good,” Hodgson smiled.
From the fans to local businesses, this winning streak is something to celebrate, not only bringing attention to the sport but bringing a community together, too.
“We’re still coming off of COVID-19. This still makes a difference. When you see full houses like this, it makes a huge difference for us,” Olsen said.
The Admirals now head to Michigan to take on the Grand Rapids Griffins on Sunday, Feb. 25., at 4 p.m.
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Milwaukee students win STEM contest, receives $5,000 from Black Chamber of Commerce
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) — North Division High School celebrated 4 students who took first place in the Jeopardy STEM competition.
The celebration was held on Friday, Feb. 23. The Milwaukee students participated in a live stream battle against Kansas City students during the Wisconsin Black Chambers 2nd Annual Black & Diverse Business Showcase in December.
The grand prize check was presented at the celebration.
“The $5,000 prize could help support STEM related program that North Division intends to incorporate into their curriculum, as part of our efforts to promote inclusivity in the tech industry,” said Trinity Rush, marketing manager for the Wisconsin Black Chamber of Commerce, according to a release.
A Brewer on the Brewers? Hicklen hoping his dream becomes a reality with Milwaukee
PHOENIX – Time will tell on his game. But there’s just no questioning the name.
Of course, we’re talking about Brewer Hicklen, non-roster invitee to major-league spring training with the Milwaukee Brewers.
If ever there were a marketing match made in heaven between player and franchise, this one is it as the 28-year-old native of Huntsville, Alabama, will spend the next few weeks engaged in an uphill battle to earn a spot in a Milwaukee outfield bursting at the seams with talent.
Hicklen already has heard the jokes a bunch, and even he can’t deny the serendipity.
“Yeah, it is pretty cool,” he said. “It’s just a family name. It was my great- great-grandmother’s maiden name, so my mom decided that she liked it. I had never met another Brewer until a couple years ago, and then this past year in Omaha in Triple-A with the Royals I met a baby that was named Brewer because they saw the scoreboard and liked the name.
“There’s some more Brewers out there. There’s not a ton, but it’s pretty a unique and uncommon name and I’m really excited. I hope the marketing team will have a good time trying to put something together if I do something cool.”
Hicklen was known for more than his first name before signing a minor-league deal with Milwaukee in late November.
An accomplished two-way athlete in high school, the 6-foot-1, 220-pound Hicklen carried his dual talents to the University of Alabama-Birmingham, where he played wide receiver on the football team (which disbanded in 2014 but revived in 2016) and hit .308 with a .911 OPS in 107 games for the Blazers over 2016 and 2017.
“I feel like I’m kind of a power-speed duo that you don’t necessarily get,” Hicklen said. “I kind of have that hard-headed, hard-nosed, gridiron way that I approach the game. Any time I’m between the white lines I’m going to put my best foot forward. You never know when your last day is going to be playing this game, so I don’t take for granted any day or any game.”
Hicklen has spent most of his time in minor leagues
Kansas City drafted Hicklen in the seventh round in 2017 and he steadily ascended through the Royals’ minor-league system before making his major-league debut on May 26, 2022 with a start in Minnesota.
Hicklen’s stay was brief, however. He logged four at-bats over six games, was sent back down to Class AAA Omaha and has been seeking a return to baseball’s highest level since.
The Philadelphia Phillies acquired Hicklen for cash last August, but after he played 11 games at Class AAA Lehigh Valley he was cut loose, leading to his signing with the Brewers.
“Any time you get another year to play the game that you’ve dreamed of playing your entire life, it’s a blessing,” said Hicklen, a .262 hitter with 25 home runs, 90 runs batted in and an OPS of .829 in 577 games in the minors. “So, I’m truly excited for a new chapter with the Milwaukee Brewers. I’ve been welcomed with open arms, I’ve met a lot of great people in the organization and I’m excited for new beginnings.”
Hicklen is also realistic about what lies ahead with Cactus League play kicking off Saturday.
Of the eight outfielders in camp, seven are on the 40-man roster and Hicklen isn’t one of them. He’s undoubtedly done the math and knows that, barring a series of unexpected events, that he’s more than likely destined for Class AAA Nashville.
“I think that’s one thing, as you continue to stay in the game longer, you mature and really just focus on what you can control and what you do,” Hicklen said. “That’s something that I’ve developed over the last couple years, is just trying to embrace each and every day for its own and just go out there and get 1% better.
“That’s the only thing that I can control. I just put my best foot forward and hopefully upper management and the front office will make the decision to push me there. But at the end of the day, I can only do my best.”
Manager Pat Murphy was asked, tongue-in-cheek, if Hicklen’s first name had any bearing on his signing.
“He’s an impressive human and an impressive player,” he said. In a camp already full of Murphy-bestowed nicknames, Hicklen already has been dubbed, you guessed it, ‘Bernie.’
“Speed, power. I’m excited about him,” Murphy continued. “I don’t care what the first names are.”
Perhaps the stars will align and Hicklen will make it to Milwaukee. Imagine what a PR bonanza and fan favorite he could end up being.
“I saw that there’s only a handful of people, I think five or six guys, that have played for a team that (shared) a name,” Hicklen said. “Angels, a guy named Red. Only a handful, so hopefully I get the opportunity to make the opportunity a reality this year.”
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