Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) - Ty Lawson's runner with 9.3 seconds remaining lifted the Denver Nuggets to a 112-111 win over the Milwaukee Bucks at the Bradley Center to clinch home-court advantage in the 2013 NBA playoffs.
Monta Ellis, who dropped a game-high 38 points on 14-of-25 from the field, put the Bucks up by one with a four-point play with 14.2 left on the clock before Lawson came back down and won it for Denver. J.J. Redick's 3-point try at the buzzer was off the mark.
Lawson paced Denver with 26 points and seven assists. Wilson Chandler netted 21 points on 8-of-13 from the field, Andre Iguodala stuffed the stat sheet with 13 points, eight rebounds and seven dimes while MaVale McGee corralled 17 rebounds off the bench.
Redick hit four triples en route to 20 points off the bench for Milwaukee, which has secured the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference. John Henson went for 14 points, 15 rebounds and four blocked shots while Ersan Ilyasova also contributed a double-double with 14 points and 10 boards.