Jamal Murray showed he can be the closer the Denver Nuggets have been looking for all season.
We needed this win, Murray said. It was a division game and we had lost a few in a row. To come out here at home and get this W, it’s going to get us back started again.
Nurkic had 19 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks in his first game Authentic Pete Rose Jersey back at Pepsi Center. Damian Lillard had 25 points and seven assists for Portland.
Nurkic played two-plus seasons with the Nuggets to begin his career, and was playing his first game in Denver since getting dealt to Portland last season. He received a smattering of boos when he was introduced as a starter and a few during the game.
With Minnesota leading 121-118, Karl-Anthony Towns’ bad pass out of bounds gave the Clippers the ball. But they lost it in a wild scramble on the floor before Griffin regained it only to get called for a double dribble.
Griffin turned it over again on an out-of-bounds pass before Rivers was tossed out after assistant Sam Cassell drew a technical on the Clippers’ bench. Woodson got a technical and then was booted.
Authentic Kids Dexter McCoil Jersey It was an emotional night for the Bucks following the surprise firing of Kidd. His three-plus season tenure included two playoff appearances but stretches of inconsistency on both ends of the floor. Other than a 33-win season in 2015-16, the Bucks hovered around .500 under Kidd as a young core of Antetokounmpo, Middleton and Brogdon turned into top-flight players.
He’s been a great teacher for me. Mostly, I was a spot-up shooter. He allowed me to post up and expanded my game to pick-and-rolls and driving, Middleton said.
The Suns fell to 17-30, making them an ideal opponent for the Bucks to beat in their first game under Joe Prunty, the former assistant who will replace Kidd the rest of the season.
Prunty was fiery at times on the sideline and jawed with an official, a contrast from Kidd’s typically mild-mannered demeanor.
If there’s not an ejection in that situation, then I don’t know when there’s supposed to be an ejection, Saints Coach Sean Payton said of Evans after the game. Lattimore had a slightly different take on his antagonist, saying, I wanted to go at him after that, so I was glad he wasn’t ejected.