Barton, Nuggets hand Bucks rare defeat at home, 127-115

Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo reacts during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)
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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Will Barton had 24 points and eight assists to lead the tired and short-handed Denver Nuggets to a 127-115 victory that snapped Milwaukee's nine-game winning streak and handed the NBA-leading Bucks just their third home loss this season.

Malik Beasley scored 16 points, Nikola Jokic had 15 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists, and Michael Porter Jr. added 15 points and 11 rebounds as every member of the Nuggets that played scored in double figures.