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Nuggets end skid at 6 after firing Shaw

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DENVER (AP) 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.

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