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Murray scores 21 as Nuggets beat short-handed Bucks 109-95

first_img March 9, 2020 Seconds earlier, a slam by Murray was waved off with an offensive charge call even though D.J. Wilson left his feet trying to prevent the basket. Denver didn’t challenge the call.Antetokounmpo got hurt in a loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night, and on Sunday afternoon the Bucks said he had a minor sprain of his left knee and would miss at least two games. Milwaukee’s 141-130 loss at Phoenix on Sunday marked the first time the Bucks dropped back-to-back games this season.Now it’s a three-game skid. QUOTE OF THE NIGHT“I played Division III basketball so I can definitely imagine that,” Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer on imagining Italian sports leagues playing games without fans because of the new coronavirus. Murray scores 21 as Nuggets beat short-handed Bucks 109-95 Nuggets: At Dallas on Wednesday night.___Follow Arnie Melendrez Stapleton on Twitter: http://twitter.com/arniestapleton___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/tag/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports TIP-INSBucks: Milwaukee got back into the game with eight easy points off five Nuggets turnovers in the second quarter, when the Bucks trimmed a 52-36 deficit by closing the first half on an 18-10 run. … The Bucks play seven of their next eight in Milwaukee. Nuggets: Jokic continued a recent trend of non-assertive play on the offensive end as he made just one basket in the first half. … The Nuggets play seven of their next eight on the road — and their only home game during that stretch is against the Clippers, who beat them by 29 points this month.UP NEXTBucks: Host Boston on Thursday night.center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditDENVER (AP) — Jamal Murray scored 21 points, Paul Millsap had 20 and Jerami Grant added 19 as the Denver Nuggets sent the short-handed Milwaukee Bucks to their third straight loss and fourth in five games, 109-95 on Monday night.The NBA-leading Bucks (53-12) were without reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, who has a knee injury, as well as starters Eric Bledsoe and Khris Middleton and key backup George Hill.Altogether, the Bucks played without their top six scorers, and despite a valiant effort by their backups led by Kyle Korver (23 points), the team sorely missed that firepower during its fourth consecutive road loss and third in a row on this trip. Associated Press The Bucks were swept by Denver in the two-game season series. The Nuggets won 127-115 in Milwaukee on Jan. 31 for their signature win this season.Nuggets leading scorer Nikola Jokic took just two first-half shots, made one, and continually passed up opportunities to get to the basket and instead distributed the ball. After a poor third quarter, Jokic came on strong down the stretch and finished with 10 points, half his average.Grant and Millsap picked up the slack with 15 first-half points each as the Nuggets raced out to a 16-point lead before Milwaukee cut it to 62-54 at the break.In the third quarter, Jokic missed five straight shots — a hook, a jumper and three 3-pointers — stretching his drought to 13 consecutive misses from beyond the arc before he sank one in the closing minutes.The third quarter ended with Mason Plumlee’s fast-break layup for a 76-71 Denver lead after Monte Morris blocked Frank Mason III’s pull-up 3 from behind.last_img read more

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Quarterback Dwayne Haskins on Redskins debut: ‘I’ve got to remember that it’s one play at a time’

first_img Redskins coach Jay Gruden not focused on job security “It was tough because some things weren’t going our way and certain things weren’t going my way.”The struggling Redskins, who have now lost four straight games, will move on to Week 5 action and host the Patriots.”I wanna win. We’re gonna win. Whatever it takes to win, we will do that,” Haskins said. “I don’t like losing so we’re gonna change that and we’re gonna win some games.” Coach Jay Gruden, who up to this point had been firm on not playing the young quarterback, opted to give Haskins a chance as the Redskins were trailing 14-0.Haskins showed promise despite the lopsided loss, including a 14-yard scramble to put Washington on New York’s 1-yard line and set up the team’s only points.Dwayne taking matters into his own hands 💪@dh_simba7📺: FOX📱: NFL app // Yahoo Sports appWatch free on mobile: https://t.co/lm0vvtP8ei pic.twitter.com/PRGTsjegBV— NFL (@NFL) September 29, 2019″You don’t ever want to lose. You want to go in the game and win and make plays to win,” Haskins added. “As a young guy, I’ve got to remember that it’s one play at a time and I can’t get in there thinking I’m gonna throw 10 touchdowns or whatever the case or scenario may be to win the game. It has to happen organically. Redskins might fire Jay Gruden with loss to Giants, report sayscenter_img The Dwayne Haskins era has officially begun in Washington.The Redskins benched veteran Case Keenum in favor of their first-round pick of the 2019 draft during the second quarter of Sunday’s game against the Giants. The outcome, however, didn’t live up to Haskins’ high expectations. The rookie out of Ohio State finished 9-of-17 passing for 107 yards and three interceptions in the 24-3 loss.”I have to keep getting better, keep working with the receivers, keep working with the offensive line and do all I can to be in a position to win the game,” Haskins said after the game at MetLife Stadium. Related Newslast_img read more