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Bucks host the 6-2 Denver Nuggets today

The Milwaukee Bucks will host the Denver Nuggets tonight.

The Bucks have not played since Saturday, when they beat the New York Knicks.

Milwaukee is 3-2, and has won two straight.

The Nuggets just got by the Bulls in Chicago last night, 90-89. It ended a two-game losing streak, but Denver has still won six of its first eight.

Nuggets' guard Chauncey Billups scored the game-winning free throw with six-tenths-of-a-second left.

He had 17 points against the Bulls, and has scored 20 or more in five games so far.

Tonight, Billups will match up against Bucks' rookie Brandon Jennings.

And Bucks' coach Scott Skiles says Jennings will have to challenge all of Billups' shots - or else Billups will have another big night.

Carmelo Anthony is also having a solid start for the Nuggets. He scored 20 last night.

Also, Denver guard J.R. Smith made his season debut, after a seven-game suspension for reckless driving. He spent 24 days in a New Jersey prison this past summer, after pleading guilty to a 2007 traffic crash that killed a passenger in his car.

Smith had five points and five assists, and he's getting a fresh start by using his given name, Earl Smith III.