76ers guard fires shot at Jamal Murray after beating Denver Nuggets

Jamal Murray, Denver Nuggets.
Jamal Murray, Denver Nuggets. / Tim Nwachukwu/GettyImages

The Denver Nuggets' trip to Wells Fargo Center didn't exactly go to plan on Tuesday night. They fell to the Philadelphia 76ers in a tight one, 126-121.

Denver got solid performances from their top guys with Nikola Jokic tallying 25 points and 19 rebounds, while Jamal Murray logged a double-double of his own with 17 points and 10 assists.

Murray's double-double was rather efficient as he shot 7-of-16 from the field and only turned the ball over twice. Despite the production, the Canadian guard still showed up as a -5 in Tuesday's box score.

If you ask 76ers guard Patrick Beverley, Murray's lack-of-scoring was just a regular walk in the park. After the win, he told reporters that it was just a "normal day."

"No key," he said when asked what goes into slowing down a top player like Murray (ht/ Ky Carlin). "I've been locking his ass up for years."

He went on to add that his approach doesn't change.

"No approach. Normal Day."

Beverley finished the night with eight points, two rebounds, two assists, and two steals to help his Sixers top the defending champs.

Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid says he told Nikola Jokic that Jokic was the best in the league after win over Denver Nuggets

While Beverley was looking to get into Murray's head, his 76ers teammate Joel Embiid was doing quite the opposite.

Following the final buzzer in Philly, Embiid and Jokic embraced at halfcourt, where the Sixers star claims to have told Jokic that he was the best in the league.

"We hugged it out. It's funny because Twitter, they have a war going on between Philly fans and Denver fans. ... Both of us are just like, 'Who cares?' We just want to play basketball and win some games," Embiid told the media (h/t Bennett Durando).