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Spurs beat Bucks for seventh straight victory

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Spurs beat Bucks for seventh straight victory

MILWAUKEE (AP) Tim Duncan had 28 points, 13 rebounds and six assists, and the San Antonio Spurs used torrid first-half shooting to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 117-110 Wednesday night for their seventh consecutive victory.

Tony Parker added 23 points and 11 assists for the Spurs, who shot 52 percent from the field for the game and withstood a second-half rally by the Bucks.

Brandon Jennings paced Milwaukee with 31 points. Bucks rookie John Henson scored a career-high 20 points and added nine rebounds. Mike Dunleavy had 19 points.

Duncan scored 12 points in the first quarter as the Spurs built a 33-22 lead while shooting 58.3 percent and outscoring the Bucks 11-0 on fast-break points. Milwaukee made just 36 percent of its shots from the field in the opening period.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo out against Wizards with shoulder injury

Giannis Antetokounmpo out against Wizards with shoulder injury

Giannis Antetokounmpo won’t play against the Wizards on Tuesday night after the Bucks announced that he’s dealing with shoulder soreness.

There was no indication from Antetokounmpo before the announcement that he was dealing with any sort of injury. He played in Milwaukee’s previous game, a 116-103 win over the Hornets on Friday, in which he scored 30 points and recorded 16 rebounds after playing 32 minutes.

Tuesday’s contest represents the Bucks’ first game since the death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant.

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Virginia General Assembly issues proclamation to commend Nationals for World Series run

Virginia General Assembly issues proclamation to commend Nationals for World Series run

“Baby Shark” may forever be ingrained in the memories of Nationals fans, but now the song—as well as many other key contributors to the team’s World Series run—is officially a part of Virginia history after the General Assembly issued a joint proclamation Tuesday commending the club on its title.

With general manager Mike Rizzo and the commissioner’s trophy in attendance, lawmakers met Tuesday and agreed to issue a proclamation to “commend the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball, 2019 World Series champions, on the occasion of their monumental victory.”

They also asked that the clerk send a copy of the document to the Lerner family “as an expression of the General Assembly’s admiration for the team’s success and its contributions to the Commonwealth.”

The proclamation details the path that led to the Nationals’ improbable championship run, including its 19-31 start, five comeback wins in elimination games, UVA alumni Ryan Zimmerman and Sean Doolittle, dugout dances and, of course, “Baby Shark.”

“The Washington Nationals demonstrated to young players all over the world what can be accomplished through grit and determination and gave fans a moment they will cherish for the rest of their lives,” the document reads.

It’s been a whirlwind of an offseason for the Nationals, who won the World Series and paraded down the streets of D.C. before a slew of key contributors hit free agency days later. The Nationals have re-signed several of those players, including the aforementioned Zimmerman, as they look to defend their title in 2020.

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