For a second, it seemed like the Milwaukee Bucks were going to pull off an improbable home upset of the still definitely playing for something Denver Nuggets on Monday night.

The Bucks had trailed most of the game, but never fell completely out of reach of a dangerous Denver team. But the lead changed hands a number of times in the fourth quarter and Milwaukee suspected they had it for good, after a four point play from Monta Ellis that very much mirrored the one that helped cost Miwaukee the game in Orlando last week.

But there are two ends to the basketball game. And as well as Milwaukee executed on offense was as bad as it often executed on defense.

Ty Lawson would take back the game and the basketball Gods would not reward J.J. Redick at the buzzer. 37-44.