Jamal Murray Reacts To Nikola Jokic’s Historic Game 5 Performance

DENVER, COLORADO - APRIL 29: Jamal Murray #27 of the Denver Nuggets celebrates after making a basket in the final seconds tom defeat the Los Angeles Lakers during game five of the Western Conference First Round Playoffs at Ball Arena on April 29, 2024 in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.
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The Denver Nuggets needed to bring more energy than they had in their first two home games for Game 5.

The series headed back to Mile High for a pivotal matchup, and whoever won the game would have all the momentum on their side for the final contest — or contests.

Coach Mike Malone made sure to have the team ready and motivated to play.

However, when it came to the Xs and Os, he didn’t spend all that much time thinking about his tactics.

According to Jamal Murray, the game plan was just to give the ball to Nikola Jokic, get out of the way, and figure the rest out (via NBA).

Unsurprisingly, it worked.

Jokic finished the night with 40 points, seven rebounds, 13 assists, two steals, one block, and a couple of three-pointers.

That’s why Murray didn’t hold back his thoughts on his teammate and the way he performed, as well as how he’s been able to shoulder this heavy load and lead the team right back in the series.

The Nuggets were in desperate need of a hero after falling to a 0-2 hole and hitting the road for the upcoming days of the series, and fortunately for them, they had the league’s MVP and best player.

Jokic continues to make history almost every time he sets foot on the court.

He’s already a first-ballot Hall of Famer, and if he pulls this comeback off and wins the whole thing again, we have to start putting his name among the greatest big men to ever do it.

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