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Gallinari helps Nuggets beat Bucks hours after Shaw's firing

A change on the bench gave the Denver Nuggets a boost and ended six weeks of frustration for the struggling franchise. Danilo Gallinari scored a season-high 26 points, Kenneth Faried had 14 points and 14 rebounds and Denver beat the Milwaukee Bucks 106-95 on Tuesday night, hours after Brian Shaw was fired as coach. Guard Ty Lawson had 16 points and 10 assists for Denver, which ended a six-game losing streak and won at home for the first time since Jan. 14. "We've had a humongous monkey on our back, trying to get it off and we finally got it off," interim coach Melvin Hunt said. "The home fans have been enduring a lot of stuff. We wanted to win for them." Shaw was...

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