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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Mandatory Art 106 90-day due elections…Chief Whips, Commissioners to meet todayIt has been 34 days now since the historic no-confidence motion was passed in the National Assembly activating Article 106 of the Constitution which mandates that fresh elections be called within a 90-day period, but the President is still to announce a date for elections and according to People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Commissioners at the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), the entity seems to be in stalling mode.GECOM, which successfully ran the Local Government Elections (LGE) in November 2018 less than three months ago, is being blamed by Government for not being ready, but it is the President of Guyana who has to give a date for elections and not GECOM as being touted.On Thursday, GECOM’s Commissioners met for the first time to discuss the readiness of the Commission for the March 21, 2019 deadline for mandatory elections as stipulated by the Constitution of Guyana. However, that meeting, which lasted more than five hours did not bear much fruit.Speaking to the media following the meeting, PPP Commissioners Sase Gunraj, Bibi Shadick and Robeson Benn all expressed their disappointment that GECOM seems to be in a stalling mode.According to Gunraj, during the morning session of the meeting, there seemed to be consensus that elections could have been held within the constitutionally mandated time; however, during the afternoon session, there were a number of issues raised and consensus went out of the window.“What we saw was a whole host of issues being raised. There is a valid list that ought to be used for the holding of elections. That list was certified on October 30 (2018) and has a validity for six months. Because the law says so,” Gunraj noted.He indicated that the Government’s Commissioners seemed to be pushing for a house-to-house registration process to be conducted along with claims and objections. He added that the list was active and there was no need for that list to be refreshed since it was used during the November 12, 2018 LGE and will expire on April 30, 2019.“This morning (Thursday) a document was presented dated January 23 and offers the holding of elections on or before April 30 and we are now hearing that it is now not possible. How will you now say that is impossible?” he questioned.He noted that the document was presented by the Chief Elections Officer (CEO) along with several others with no clear timeline indicated.“I maintain that the documents that have been presented to us earlier by the Secretariat under the hand of the CEO and his officers show clearly that we can hold elections under the constitutionally-mandated period. Unfortunately we are now hearing other considerations being put forward that militate against the holding of elections and again I said earlier and I find that very distasteful,” Gunraj said.He said when hosting an election, the Commissioners are supposed to be presented with a work plan and they would have requested that at Tuesday’s meeting, but to date have not received any such plan from the CEO. He said that the work plan is populated by tasks and their duration and when juxtaposed with dates a critical path is derived.He said that all they have seen are poorly thought-out proposals which do not indicate the readiness or not of the Elections Commission for the hosting of the constitutionally-mandated elections.Meanwhile, Commissioner Shadick said that while consensus has not been arrived at, it is solely because of the Government’s Commissioners coming up with new issues that are minute with the intention of delaying or avoiding the constitutional requirements. She explained that she would have produced a timeline that would allow for the hosting of elections within 50 days. She expounded on that indicating that since the Commission would have trained over 11,000 persons for the LGE, it would train every day as opposed to just weekends as well as doing other tasks simultaneously.“I am convinced that the CEO in trying to please all his masters is prepared to go back on the submissions he gave us and is a thoroughly confused person and at this point I said that he is not fit for the job. We moved the date to meet with the Whips so that they can get together and call their principals so that the President can call a date for elections and GECOM will have to hold that elections because once an election date is announced then GECOM has to meet that date because that is the constitutional mandate of GECOM,” a seemingly upset Shadick told reporters.She said that GECOM is failing the people of Guyana and that it needs to get its act together.Commissioner Benn accused GECOM of not playing its part since the passage of the no confidence resolution. Meanwhile, Government Commissioner Vincent Alexander said that the reason GECOM is not ready is because the voters list needs to be fixed.He added that there was no budgetary allocation for the hosting of an election and that it was previously discussed and chronicled in the document of the Commission that at least 180 days are needed to prepared for the hosting of an unscheduled election.The GECOM Commissioners requested that COE Keith Lowenfield provide them with feasible timelines based on the operational and legal timings for the conduct of election. He presented those options for them to deliberate on at Thursday’s meeting.The meeting between GECOM and the Opposition and Government Chief Whips will take place today. That meeting was delayed after GECOM Chairman, retired Justice James Patterson was on medical leave.