Draymond Green, NBA players react to Jamal Murray’s clutch Game 3 dagger
Denver Nuggets young star Jamal Murray’s statement performance in Game 3 against the Los Angeles Lakers earned him praise and admiration from his fellow NBA stars. The 23-year-old Canadian put the finishing touches in Denver’s convincing 114-106 win on Tuesday with this ridiculous rainbow 3-pointer over Anthony Davis.
Twitter users went nuts after that outstanding shot from Murray, as other NBA stars also chimed in with epic reactions of their own.
Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum perfectly characterized Murray’s game-breaking dagger, calling it an “fU shot” against the heavily-favored Lakers squad.
Jamal be hitting them fU shots 🤣 then shimmy down the court
— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) September 23, 2020
Other players like Draymond Green, Meyers Leonard, and Victor Oladipo were also left in awe of the 6-foot-4 guard’s fearless performance against arguably the best defensive unit in the league.
Damn Jamal! 😤😤
— Draymond Green (@Money23Green) September 23, 2020
Jamal Murray can flat out hoop
— Meyers Leonard (@MeyersLeonard) September 23, 2020
JG is HOOPING!!!! 🔥🙏🏿🙌🏿
— Victor Oladipo (@VicOladipo) September 23, 2020
Jamal Murray recorded his best performance in the West Finals so far, finishing with a team-high 28 markers on 10-for-17 shooting from the field and 4-for-8 from distance. The Kentucky alum was two rebounds shy of a triple-double, collecting eight boards, 12 assists, and two steals in 44 minutes of action.
The Lakeshow, meanwhile, actually put up a mighty comeback in the fourth period, outscoring the Nuggets 31-21 in the final 12 minutes of regulation. But Murray’s clutch bucket-making put the West’s number-one seed at bay, as he drained several key baskets before that dagger in the final minute.
Murray completed a highlight-worthy tomahawk jam in the opening minutes of the fourth, before shaking off Alex Caruso’s tight D to hit a booming triple right in his face. Fortunately for Denver, “The Blue Arrow” received a surprising help from defensive-specialist Jerami Grant, who poured-in a career playoff-high of 26 points.
With the win, the Nuggets are now on the board in their best-of-seven West Finals series, trailing the Purple and Gold, 2-1.