The Denver Nuggets head to Los Angeles with a 2-0 lead, and all they need is an appearance from Bubble Jamal Murray. More than usual from Nikola Jokic.
The Nuggets guard looked like a version of himself in the 2020 playoffs with a 37-point performance on Thursday, leading the Nuggets to a 108-103 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals. Game 3 is scheduled for Saturday at 5:30 pm PT at Crypto.com Arena.
Murray’s 37 points led all scorers, and he also finished with 10 rebounds, five assists and four steals. On the other hand, Jokic had a monster night with 23 points, 17 rebounds, 12 assists and three steals.
It was an uneven game for the Lakers who held large leads for most of the second and third quarters before the Nuggets took control in the fourth. Rui Hachimura and Austin Reaves are good, D’Angelo Russell not so much.