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Jamal Murray sets franchise record for most 40-point playoff games

Jamal Murray recorded his fifth 40-point game in the NBA playoffs, a performance that was sorely needed by the Nuggets.

As Jamal Murray headed to the bench after recording his fifth 40-point postseason game, he soaked in the admiration of the sold-out Ball Arena crowd.

His other four 40-point playoff outings came in the bubble in Orlando, Florida, during the 2020 playoffs. This one was different. With 11 seconds remaining, Nuggets coach Michael Malone gave Murray a curtain call as home fans cheered away the final moments of Wednesday's 122-113 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves that gave Denver a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference first-round series.

“It's nice having a crowd,” Murray said. “They get me going. It's great energy.”

Murray finished with 40 points on 13-of-22 shooting as he went 6-of-10 from 3-point range. Now he has more 40-point playoff games (five) than 40-point regular-season games (four).

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