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May 12, 2019, 7:09 pmJamal Murray - G - Denver Nuggets
Jamal Murray shot a dismal 4-of-18 from the field but was a perfect 9-for-9 from the line to finish with 17 points, six rebounds and five assists in Sunday's Game 7 loss to the Blazers.
The knock on Murray's game is still his lack of consistency. He's risen to the occasion in several games with solid performances but that Murray was not present in this Game 7. He needs to game to slow down for him so he can avoid those ill-advised shots he tends to force. Hopefully, that will come in time, something Murray has a lot of now that the Nuggets' 2018-19 campaign is over.
May 10, 2019, 1:48 amJamal Murray - G - Denver Nuggets
Jamal Murray shot 7-for-20 from the floor for 24 points with 10 boards, five assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 45 minutes on Thursday against the Blazers in Game 6.
Murray nearly played the entire game, putting up a Kyrie Irving stat line. The Nuggets always need a side contender for the most points on their team to match Jokic, so Murray stepped up and tried his best impression. The Nuggets get a second shot at closing out the Blazers on Sunday in Game 7.
May 8, 2019, 1:40 amJamal Murray - G - Denver Nuggets
Jamal Murray dished out nine assists to go with his 18 points (7-of-16 FGs, 3-of-3 FTs), five boards, one trey and one rejection in the Nuggets' big Game 5 win on Tuesday.
Murray looked great tonight as his game seems to be catching up to his swagger in the playoffs. His biggest knock over his first few seasons has been his streakiness. Next season’s fantasy drafters will be tasked with deciding if they think this is just another hot stretch or if Murray has turned a corner. He's also put up a 21-for-21 performance from the free throw line so far in this series.
May 5, 2019, 10:17 pmJamal Murray - G - Denver Nuggets
Jamal Murray put up 34 points on 10-of-20 shooting in 38 minutes in a 116-112 win over the Blazers in Game 4 on Sunday.
He shot 3-of-7 from beyond the arc and 11-of-11 from the line. He iced the game at the free throw line when the Blazers started playing the foul game. This was the second consecutive game he scored 34 points, which is his playoff career-high. After playing 55 minutes in Game 3, he was still able to light the Blazers up without seeming fatigued at all. Murray is also starting to garner the clutch gene as he plays some of his best basketball when the lights shine the brightest.
May 4, 2019, 2:57 amJamal Murray - G - Denver Nuggets
Jamal Murray scored 34 points, grabbed nine rebounds, drained four threes, dished five assists and grabbed one steal in Friday's quadruple OT loss to the Blazers.
Murray was sensational on Friday night as his 55 minutes, 34 points and nine rebounds all set new career-high playoff marks. Nursing a right thigh injury in the days leading up to Game 3, Murray played through the pain as this Denver team – despite the loss – is growing up before our eyes.
May 3, 2019, 3:41 pmJamal Murray - G - Denver Nuggets
Jamal Murray (right thigh) will play in Friday’s Game 3 vs. the Blazers.
In Game 2, Murray took a nasty shot to the thigh on a screen and was clearly affected throughout the game. He has been getting treatment on it and though it is still sore, Murray will play through the pain. The Nuggets will need him to play at a high level if they hope to retake home court advantage.
Source: Katy Winge on Twitter
May 2, 2019, 5:01 pmJamal Murray - G - Denver Nuggets
Jamal Murray (right thigh) was not listed on Thursday's injury report.
Murray has a sore right thigh but it is apparently not injured enough for the Nuggets to list him on their injury report. Continue to monitor his status ahead of Friday's Game 3 but expect Murray to take on his usual workload.
Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter
May 2, 2019, 11:45 amJamal Murray - G - Denver Nuggets
Jamal Murray aggravated his right thigh injury in Game 2 and will undergo treatment all the way up to Friday's Game 3.
Murray was held out for the final 53 seconds of Game 2. "Those screens hurt," he said. "It is what it is. It hurt for the rest of the game. Couldn't move, obviously, and coach [Michael Malone] had to take me out. I'm just going to get treatment and just be ready for Game 3. It was definitely hurting." He has played through injury all season and sometimes he's better under those conditions, so folks should just evaluate him as they normally would.
May 2, 2019, 12:29 amJamal Murray - G - Denver Nuggets
Jamal Murray did not play well in Game 2 on Wednesday as he had just 15 points on 6-of-18 shooting in 35 minutes of action.
The Blazers evened up the series at one game apiece, but the blame is not entirely on Murray as the Nuggets shot just 34.7 percent from the field as a team. He added seven rebounds, one assist, one steal and two triples to the box score. There were numerous occasions where Murray was wide open and could not convert. Chalk this one up as an off night and he will look to bounce back as the Nuggets head to Portland for Game 3.
April 30, 2019, 1:09 amJamal Murray - G - Denver Nuggets
Jamal Murray had a game-high eight assists to go with his 23 points on 8-of-15 shooting with two steals and three 3-pointers in Monday's Game 1 against the Blazers.
Murray was a walking bucket tonight, but he had his lapses in judgement at times on both ends of the floor as well. That being said, he was a net-positive by a large margin tonight and after a couple rough games against the Spurs, Murray looks primed and ready for the bright lights.
April 28, 2019, 1:07 amJamal Murray - G - Denver Nuggets
Jamal Murray put up 23 points, five rebounds and four assists in Saturday's Game 7 victory, including what ended up being the dagger in the final minute.
It wasn't always pretty but Murray and Nikola Jokic worked the simple pick-and-roll to perfection late in the contest, with Murray calling for re-screens whenever the Spurs were able to snuff out his first foray. It resulted in a jumper that put Denver up four, and that was just one of a few big shots that Murray hit in the final frame. Damian Lillard is on deck in what should be a great test for the third-year guard.
April 27, 2019, 9:03 pmJamal Murray - G - Denver Nuggets
Jamal Murray (leg) will be available to suit up for Saturday's Game 7 against the Spurs.
Despite being cleared to play in Saturday's do or die game, he's still getting treatment on his leg since reports show that it's still sore. We'll just have to wait and see how he performs against the Spurs since the Nuggets would need every bit of his scoring if they are to advance into the second round.
Source: Katy Winge
April 26, 2019, 5:17 pmJamal Murray - G - Denver Nuggets
Jamal Murray is not listed on the injury report for Saturday’s Game 7 vs. the Spurs.
Murray has been consistently getting hit trying to maneuver around Jakob Poeltl’s screens, something the Nuggets have been complaining about to league officials. Murray definitely seemed impacted after taking a fall on Thursday but it’s Game 7 and make or break time for the Nuggets who are attempting to advance past the first round for the first time since the 2008-09 season.
April 25, 2019, 10:42 pmJamal Murray - G - Denver Nuggets
Jamal Murray scored just 16 points (7-of-19 from the floor) on Thursday in the Game 6 loss to the Spurs.
Murray was quiet in this one as the Nuggets tried to close it out. He did manage six assists but Nikola Jokic is going to need some help from his supporting cast to cement a date with Portland.