Ranking the Top 10 players in the Nuggets-Timberwolves series

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3) Jamal Murray

Jamal Murray is the best non-All-Star in NBA history, and there is no doubt about it.

Last round, the Blue Arrow became the first-ever player to hit two game-winners in the last five seconds of a game in the same playoff series. Murray is also one of just eight players in NBA history with multiple 50-point playoff games.

Murray broke the hearts of all Lakers fans with a buzzer-beating fadeaway jumper in Game 2. He then added insult to injury with a series-clinching game-winner in the waning seconds of Game 5. Simply put, Murray is as clutch as they come.

Last postseason, Playoff Murray was in full effect against the Wolves. The Canadian point guard diced up Minnesota with 27.2 points per game and 6.4 assists per game. He also nailed 3.6 threes per game on a 42.9% clip.

This season, Minnesota actually did a great job defusing Murray’s scoring prowess. Over three regular-season outings against the Timberwolves, Murray only put up 17.7 points per game on 44.2% shooting.

Murray has emerged as a premier playoff riser with a skill set tailored to postseason glory. For this reason, he will have a chance to move the needle for the Nuggets in a blockbuster second-round showdown.