When the lights are the brightest Murray and Jokic come alive
The fourth quarter was a thing of beauty for peanut butter and jelly fans. Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray would not be denied as Denver came roaring back in the final quarter despite Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo, and Tyler Herro’s best efforts.
Jokic would not let up from deep, sinking a huge three to push Denver ahead by one with 2:40 left to play off an assist from Murray, and the Blue Arrow would repay the favor with a dagger three of his own 45 seconds later off an assist from Jokic.
The two are developing into a nasty combo with lethal scorers and driving dunkers surrounding them.
Seven of Murray’s 14 points came in the last two minutes of the game and it took another triple-double from Joker to take home the win against a feisty Miami team. There is no quit in Murray, and he is starting to show the confidence we can count on in the clutch when the moments matter most.
Jokic is obviously the go-to when Denver needs a basket, but when the Blue Arrow puts on the stink face and turns it up a notch, he is in lock-step with the MVP and gives teams headaches when the pressure is on.
The game slows down when watching Jokic and Murray work, and communication looks to be at an all-time high with the team.
Chemistry, like we are seeing with Big Honey, Murray, and the rest of the group, is common with championship-winning teams, and that has Mile High Basketball fans buzzing as the Denver Nuggets prepare to welcome a favorite in the East, the 26-10 Boston Celtics on Sunday.