Nuggets Blow 23-Point Lead Over Bucks
Jazz hold back Hawks' surge, Clippers never threaten Lakers
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 24, 2008 5:00 AM CST
Los Angeles Clippers' Corey Maggette and Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant talk during a timeout during the first half in an NBA basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jeff...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Denver seemed in good position to defeat Milwaukee with a 23-point lead, but the team "ran out of gas," as coach George Karl explained. The Bucks took advantage of 22 second-chance points and a season-high 42 from Michael Redd to surge to a 115-109 win, the Denver Post reports. Elsewhere in the NBA:

  • Atlanta dissolved a 19-point Utah lead at one point, but the Jazz held on for a 100-94 victory off 21 points, 12 rebounds and three steals from Carlos Boozer.
  • The Clippers never had a chance against the stronger, flashier Lakers, who broke away in the second half to cruise to a 113-95 win.