With the Denver Nuggets’ season on the line, the version of Jamal Murray that led the team to give him a $170 million deal last summer showed up.
The Nuggets guard went off for 42 points in a 117-107 win for the Nuggets, who staved off elimination in Game 5 against the Utah Jazz. The Jazz now lead the series 3-2.
With 42 points on 17-of-26 shooting (4-of-8 from deep), 8 rebounds, 8 assists and 0 turnovers, Murray was dealing damage from all over the court. However, it was an unreal move in the paint late in the third quarter hat encapsulated his night.