The Milwaukee Bucks have plenty of scorers, led by forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, but it may be a tight defense which deserves most of the credit for the team winning nine out of its last 11 games. The Bucks have moved into fourth place in the N-B-A Eastern Division with a record of 32-24. They’ve held their opponents to less than 100 points in eight of the 11 games under interim coach Joe Prunty. Denver is in town for tonight’s (Thursday’s) 7:00 P-M contest. One of the newcomers, Eric Bledsoe, says it’s mostly about effort. Ironically enough, the defense has been much better while two of the team’s best defenders — Malcolm Brogdon and Matthew Dellavedova — have been sidelined with injuries.