A sluggish start with a younger lineup plagues the Milwaukee Bucks in a 110-98 home loss to Denver. Rookie Malcolm Brogdon and Rashad Vaughn were among the Bucks’ starters with Michael Beasley out and Khris Middleton still being phased back in following hamstring surgery. Milwaukee struggled right out of the gate as the Nuggets never trailed, led by 26 at the half, and as many as 31 later on. Denver center Nikola Jokic had a triple double for the second straight game with 13 points, 14 rebounds, and ten assists, and Danilo Gallinari led Denver in scoring with 22 as the Nuggets won their second straight. Middleton scored 21 off the bench to lead the Bucks, who are now 1-3 since the All Star break and have dropped to tenth place in the Eastern Conference, two games behind Detroit for the final East playoff spot.