Lakewood, Colo. – Jared Dudley missed his first game of the season on Saturday in Salt Lake City due to left knee soreness.
The Bucks forward was able to go through all drills during a 2-hour practice session Monday at the Gold Crown Field House and said he would be ready when Milwaukee plays Denver on Tuesday night at the Pepsi Center.
But guard O.J. Mayo was unable to practice due to recurring soreness in his right hamstring. Bucks coach Jason Kidd said Mayo would likely be out against the Nuggets.
Milwaukee has started its western trip with a pair of defeats – to the Los Angeles Lakers and the Utah Jazz. The Bucks want to salvage something on this trip and face another back-to-back set while playing in Denver on Tuesday and in Oakland on Wednesday against the Western Conference’s top team, the Golden State Warriors.
“We need practice, not just for the new guys but for everyone,” Kidd said. “When we do practice, we start to play well. When we are able to address different things in practice, we clean things up. But when we don’t have that time and we’re on the fly, it doesn’t help us.”
Denver has lost 10 straight home games, including a 99-92 defeat to the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday night.

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