nuggets extend series with a huge performance from jamal murray

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Murray could not be stopped in the 4th quarter

Jamal Murray was spectacular in the second half guiding his team to a win over the Utah Jazz. He finished the game with 42 points and scored 33 of the those points in the second half. He made some big plays down the stretch, including a pass to Nikola Jokic for a 3-pointer with 23.6 seconds remaining that sealed the win. The dynamic duo of Murray and Jokic clearly weren’t ready to leave the bubble just yet. Jokic also got it rolling today as he was aggressive in the first quarter scoring 21 of his 31 points in the game. Donovan Mitchell finished the game with 30 points and hes now averaging 37.6 points over the first 5 games. Game 6 will take place on Thursday August 27th.

Post game comments

Quin Snyder:
“I thought at some level, we just lost our composure when we were ahead,” Jazz coach Quin Snyder said. “Oftentimes, when a team’s making a run you get a little distracted, and that’s when we have to come together even more. Our guys know that, and we’ll come out ready to play the next game.”
Michael Malone:
“This was a very important win for us to stay here and keep the series alive. We have to go out there and find a way to get a Game 6 and force a deciding Game 7,” Nuggets coach Michael Malone said. “Jamal and Nikola will be the keys to us continuing doing that.”
Mike Conley:
“Not to let our minds get away from our task at hand,” Conley said. “The other team doesn’t care what’s going on in your mind. They’re going to keep pushing and keep going and keep fighting. That’s what teams like Denver do. They’re very good. They’re not going to lay down easy.”  

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