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Boston snaps Denver's three-game winning streak, spoils Nikola Jokic's 43-point effort


Despite a superlative 43-point effort from Jokic, the Nuggets fell 112-99 to the Celtics on Tuesday to snap their three-game winning streak.


Gary Harris (adductor), Paul Millsap (knee), Monte Morris (shoulder) and PJ Dozier (hamstring) were all out due to injury, and Will Barton missed his second consecutive game for personal reasons.


Jaylen Brown (27), Jayson Tatum (21) and Kemba Walker (17) were all productive enough to override what little firepower the Nuggets had outside of their star center.


Both stars continued to work the Celtics – including several circus finishes from Jokic – until the Nuggets trudged all the way back to tie it at 71 with 4:09 remaining.


I’m sure it is, but my hope is that if Facu Campazzo for some reason wasn’t playing in a game, that we’d understand the importance of bringing that ourselves, individually and collectively.”


Murray added 12 points and five assists, though his sloppy play gave the Celtics a 15-point lead late in the first half.






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