Nuggets’ Murray overpowers Pistons

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 12: Jamal Murray #27 of the Denver Nuggets shoots the ball against the Detroit Pistons on December 12, 2017 at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Chris Schwegler/NBAE via Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 12: Jamal Murray #27 of the Denver Nuggets shoots the ball against the Detroit Pistons on December 12, 2017 at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Chris Schwegler/NBAE via Getty Images) /
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Thanks to a high scoring night from Jamal Murray, the Denver Nuggets blew out the Detroit Pistons in the Motor City.

The Denver Nuggets came into this game with a chip on their shoulder. They recently choked away a fourth quarter lead which resulted in an overtime loss the other night in Indiana.

As a result, they came into this game with something to prove. The end result was a big win which put them fifth in the Western Conference standings currently.

Thanks to a high flying night from Jamal Murray, Detroit simply could not keep up with Denver’s high flying offense.

Murray posted a team high 28 points while shooting 57.9% and adding four three pointers to the equation. His three point percentage was a solid 50% on the night. He simply looked calm, cool and collected in this statement win.

The Nuggets’ defense was very good as well as they held them to 84 points, (the final score was 103-84). Surprisingly, Denver held their best players in check without their two stars. Andre Drummond only scored five points and turned the ball over six times. Avery Bradley only had six points on 20% shooting. The entire Pistons starting rotation could not find a rhythm the entire night.

Another player worth mentioning is Trey Lyles. Lyles continues to impress more and more with his smart decision making and energy on the defensive end of the court. He topped off his career high 25 point night a 20 point game on a perfect 100% shooting in this match up. And yes, you did read that correctly.

There was even a Wilson Chandler sighting as he poured in 18 points on 54.5% shooting to go along with four rebounds.

Next: Takeaways: Nuggets at Pistons

Now, the Nuggets must use this as a springboard as they head to Boston to take on the first place in the East, Celtics for their next game on December 13.