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MILWAUKEE (AP) - Kenneth Faried was called out for his timid play, dared to be more aggressive and take over games.
That challenge came not from his coaches or teammates, but from members of his family.
“My family came up to me and said, ‘Hey, do what you are paid to do and that is play basketball,’” Faried said. “‘Stop worrying about everybody else, stop being nervous, stop being timid and play your game.’”
Wilson Chandler scored 15 while J.J. Hickson added 14 points and 10 rebounds in a matchup of two teams left short-handed by deals they made before Thursday afternoon’s trade deadline. But Faried made the difference for the Nuggets, who broke a five-game losing streak.
Faried, the No. 22 overall pick in the 2011 draft, has been impressive this February. Coming off a 21-point, 10-rebound performance against Phoenix, the forward also scored a career-high 28 against the Los Angeles Clippers earlier this month.
“My mother challenged me,” Faried said. “My father even stepped up and said, ‘Play your game and do what you do.’”
From opponents, one word keeps coming up: motor, motor, motor.
Caron Butler scored 17 for the Bucks, who have not won two straight games all season. Ersan Ilyasova had 14 points and 11 rebounds.
“We just seemed like we never got into a rhythm,” Drew said. “I thought every time we seemed to try to put together a little bit of a push, we just never seemed to sustain a rhythm.”
With Denver leading 78-67 going into the fourth quarter, Milwaukee got within five points on John Henson’s dunk off an alley-oop from Giannis Antetokounmpo, plus a pair of jumpers by Caron Butler. But the Nuggets responded with a 12-2 run, including a powerful two-handed putback dunk by Faried, and put the game away.
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