Jamal Murray leads the Nuggets to huge win, 2-0 lead over Lakers
May 18, 2023, 9:26 PM
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It didn’t seem like the Nuggets night. Things weren’t going their way for most of the night, as it appeared like Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals was tilted toward the Lakers.
Tony Brothers was one of the refs. Two Nuggets were in foul trouble in the first quarter. The free-throw count through three quarters was 22-10 in favor of Los Angeles.
It felt like the NBA wanted the series to be 1-1. It seemed like things were stacked against the Nuggets. But one person wasn’t accepting the script.
It wasn’t Nikola Jokic. Instead, it was Jamal Murray.
On a night when the the point guard struggled from the field, he came up big in the biggest moment. Murray’s 23 points in the fourth quarter propelled Denver to a victory, giving them a monstrous win.
The Nuggets have never been to the NBA Finals. They’ve never had a series lead in the Western Conference Finals.
Now, they’re up 2-0. The Lakers have to win four out of five to knock them out.
Denver is on the brink of making history. Thursday night was a huge, huge step.