Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic, left, tries to move the ball as Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry defends in the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DENVER — The Nikola Jokic and Gary Harris combination worked so well that Denver went back to it two days later.It wasn’t scripted, but it paid off anyway.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Murray played 28 minutes and had 12 of his 15 points after halftime. After the game he got some treatment, and his teammates praised his effort.“I was worried but then I remembered it was Jamal and he was going to figure a way to get back on the court,” Harris said. “He’s a tough kid. The bruise is going to be ugly in the morning but he’s a competitor. He’ll go out there and play on one leg. That’s just the type of guy he is.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jokic hit a go-ahead 3-pointer off a missed dunk by Harris, and the Nuggets rallied to beat the Golden State Warriors 115-108 on Saturday night.Jokic finished with 19 points and nine rebounds, Will Barton had 25 points and Harris 16 for the Nuggets, who split the four games with Golden State this season. Denver rallied from 12 down in the second half to hand the Warriors their second loss in three games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkKevin Durant scored 31 points and Stephen Curry had 24 for Golden State.“It was huge, especially coming off an emotional win over (Oklahoma City),” Harris said. “For us to come and get the defending world champs was huge.” Ramirez dominates Ahmed with 6th round stoppage Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Harris hit the game winner against the Thunder on Thursday when Jokic found him with an inbounds pass with 1.4 seconds left and he drained a 3-pointer at the buzzer.This time Harris drove the baseline and went up to dunk, but Durant got a hand on it. The ball went out to Jokic in the corner, and he calmly drained a 3-pointer with 2:10 left to give the Nuggets a 107-104 lead.“Missed, dunk, layup, pass, assist. That was huge,” Jokic said. “I thought I heard the whistle because everybody stopped. I’m just going to shoot it. I’m glad I made it because I didn’t think about it.”After Curry missed a 26-footer, Jokic hit two free throws to make it 109-104 and Denver closed it out.“It was a tie ballgame, things had gone our way to the point where Gary Harris goes up for a dunk,” Curry said. “It was just one of those lucky kind of bounces, right to Jokic and he knocks down a 3 and he gets the crowd into it.”ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Harris joked he deserved an assist on the play but wasn’t credited with one.“It was definitely a pass and I’m sticking with it,” he said.Durant, who didn’t attempt a shot in the first quarter, was 12 of 16 from the field the rest of the game. He had nine points in the fourth when Golden State appeared to take control, but Denver rallied to take a 102-99 lead on Barton’s 3-pointer.The Warriors still had a chance down 109-105 but Nick Young missed everything on a 3-point attempt. He and Durant were then hit with technicals and Jamal Murray hit the free throws with 28 seconds left.“They hit some shots tonight,” Durant said. “We made plays but down the stretch we couldn’t get it done.”TIP-INSWarriors: F David West (personal reasons) and Jordan Bell (left ankle) were out of the lineup. … G Shaun Livingston returned after missing Friday’s game for personal reasons. … C JaVale McGee had five fouls in 6:15 but also finished with a game-high four blocks.Nuggets: Trey Lyles had 15 points and 10 rebounds. … F Mason Plumlee missed his third straight game with a right calf strain. … F Wilson Chandler did not take part in the morning shootaround due to illness but was in the starting lineup and had five points in 23 minutes. … The announced crowd of 20,103 is the largest for a Nuggets game in Pepsi Center history.ONE-LEGGED MANDenver got a scare when Murray left the game with a right leg injury after he collided with Draymond Green on a drive into the lane less than a minute in. 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Cristiano Ronaldo lifts the coveted Champions League trophy for the third time 1 Cristiano Ronaldo scored the winning spot kick as Real Madrid beat Atletico Madrid in a penalty shoot-out to win their 11th Champions League title.It was a thrilling final at the San Siro which saw Atleti rally after a poor first-half performance.Sergio Ramos put Los Blancos deservedly ahead after just 15 minutes when he poked Gareth Bale’s headed flick-on past goalkeeper Jan Oblak, who pulled off some remarkable saves in the Atletico net.Real dominated the opening 45 minutes, but Diego Simeone’s men were gifted the chance to net an equaliser just seconds after the restart when Pepe conceded a penalty, only for star man Antoine Griezmann to send his spot kick against the bar.It was not the only opportunity they had to pull themselves level, with former Manchester City defender Stefan Savic later prodding wide of the post when it looked easier to score.Diego Simeone’s men struggled to fire on all cylinders for the majority of the game, and it seemed they could be left to rue those missed chances as a seemingly comfortable Real edged closer to victory.But they suddenly sparked to life when half-time substitute Carrasco scored with just 11 minutes remaining to pull Atleti level and force extra-time.It was a wonderful goal. Juanfran lost his marker on the right flank, with a volleyed first-time cross catching out the Real defence and perfectly picking out Carrasco’s run, as the 22-year-old Belgian fired in from close-range.Real and Atleti both had chances to find the winner in the additional half-hour, but, with players suffering from cramp all over the pitch, it seemed the derby tie was destined to go to a shoot-out.Both sides exhibited exquisite technique from the spot, but penalties can be cruel to even the best players and it was Atletico defender Juanfran who was guilty this time, as he fired his side’s fourth penalty against the post.That left Portuguese superstar Ronaldo – who didn’t have his best game – to wrap up the win, and he made no mistake as Real were crowned champions of Europe again.