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Four takeaways from Denver Nuggets' stunning comeback win over San Antonio Spurs

Spurs Look To Upset The Nuggets Again And Take Commanding 2-0 Lead Jamal Murray Scores 21 Points In 4th Quarter To Even Series
Cassandra Castillo | 17 April, 2019, 18:43

Now they're -7 for Game 2.

Just when it looked like the Denver Nuggets might drop another game at home to the San Antonio Spurs and fall behind the series 0-2, Jamal Murray came to the rescue and singlehandedly led his team to a huge comeback victory to even things up. "You've got to be locked in all times and know that Bertans is a high 3-point shooter, so we have to locate him at all times". The Nuggets trailed by as much as 19 points in the 3rd quarter before Murray's comeback. Every shot right now was like the end of the world.

"I think if we're making shots, it becomes a lot harder to double-team him consistently", Malone said.

Murray said seeing all the fans waving their playoff towels reminded him of his childhood dream of playing in front of a sold-out playoff crowd.

Not only did he shoot 8-of-23 from the field in Game 1, but he also missed a wide-open mid-range jumper with 9.4 seconds left that would have given the Nuggets the lead, then turned the ball over with two seconds left as he tried to race up the floor for a potential game-tying shot. The young guard has always been a bit of a streaky shooter, and for as bad as he was early in this series, he was that good in the fourth quarter. Even if his shot continues to struggle, DeMar still has the ability to create offense for other players with crafty passes and effectively operating in the pick-and-roll.

Asked what adjustments he had in mind for Game 2, Malone said simply, "Make shots".

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Murray's 21 fourth-quarter points represented the highest total seen in the National Basketball Association playoffs in a half-decade.

"He needs this", Malone said when asked if there was any consideration to benching Murray in the fourth because he was cold. "I just grabbed him". I believe in you.

"He's such a great midrange player, so you have to stay disciplined, stay down on his shot fakes. The first of many for Jamal Murray, I have no doubt". They surpassed that total in the first half alone.

The Spurs blew a golden opportunity to take complete control of their playoff series against Denver by blowing a big second half lead in a 114-105 Game 2 loss to the Nuggets on Tuesday night.

San Antonio: The Spurs fell to 21-7 against Denver in the playoffs. The Spurs got 31 points from DeRozan, 24 from LaMarcus Aldridge and 17 from Derrick White. Jokic was two assists away from a triple-double with 13 rebounds and eight assists to go with his 21 points. If the Spurs are able to sneak out another win on the road against this Nuggets squad, it could be a game changer for the rest of this series and the rest of this Spurs playoffs.

The Spurs are 1-3-1 against the spread in their last five conference games and 2-5 ATS in their last seven following a win.

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