Murray missed the entire 2021-22 season because of the knee injury and had to witness his team get knocked out of the playoffs early twice after finishing as the No. 2 seed in the conference in back-to-back years. This time around, Denver was the top dog and remained that way until the very end.
The former Kentucky standout had 14 points, eight rebounds and eight assists in Denver's 94-89 Game 5 victory to close out Miami.
At the end of the game, Murray was crying tears of joy as Nuggets fans cheered him on at the Ball Arena.
“It's just an amazing feeling,” he told ESPN's Lisa Salters after the game. “Blood, sweat and tears to get back to this point. Everybody on my team in here, everybody on the floor believed in me. Believed in me to get back to myself. We proved a lot of doubters wrong.”
Walter Cornett, of Glendale, Kentucky, is the owner and operator of Walter's Wildcat World. He founded WildcatWorld.com in 1998 making it one of the oldest Kentucky basketball fan sites in operation today.