Jamal Murray scored 50 points for the Denver Nuggets in last night’s game to tie the series against the Utah Jazz. Murray helped the Nuggets stave off elimination to force a game seven.
In the last three games, Murray has scored 50, 42, and 50 points, respectively. For the series, Murray has averaged a team-leading 34 points per game. He is also averaging 6.7 assists and 6.2 rebounds.
In total, Murray has scored an outstanding 142 points. Only two players have outscored Murray in a three-game playoff stretch. Jerry West in 1965 and Michael Jordan in 1988, as per StatMuse. Although he is not in the same caliber as the aforementioned players, Murray places himself in good company.
Murray Gets Emotional Post-Game
After the game, Murray got emotional and spoke about his inspiration to continue playing in the midst of social injustices.
He also mentioned why his shoes have George Floyd and Breonna Taylor printed on them. George Floyd and Breonna Taylor were controversially killed by police in separate incidents.
“I just want to win… and in life, if you find things that hold value to you and things to fight for and we found something to fight for as an NBA as a collective unit and I use these shoes as a symbol to me to keep fighting all around the world… they give me a lot of power to keep fighting and I show my emotion and it comes out.”
Murray will need to continue his success on the court in a deciding game seven as the Nuggets look to move on to the second round.