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Denver Nuggets 109, Milwaukee Bucks 95: Three takeaways

The Nuggets got back to their defensive roots with a gritty 109-95 win over the undermanned Bucks at Pepsi Center Monday.

Jamal Murray helped Denver get back in the win column, leading his team with 21 points, six assists and five rebounds. Paul Millsap also had an effective performance, adding a double-double with 20 points and 10 boards on 53.3 percent shooting. Kyle Korver had a game-high 23 points for Milwaukee, who didn’t dress four key players in Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton, Eric Bledsoe and Brook Lopez.

Here are the takeaways from the win:

Murray provides spark

Near the end of the third quarter, Jamal Murray aggressively dribbled into the lane and skied above the rim to posterize Bucks forward D.