Nuggets’ Jamal Murray’s 50-point Game 6 breaks 67-year record held by Bob Cousy
Denver Nuggets star Jamal Murray had quite an evening on Sunday, as he led his team to a crucial 119-107 win over the Utah Jazz in Game 6 of their first-round series matchup. The 23-year-old came up with another 50-piece meal against Utah, and in the process, broke a 67-year-old record by the great Bob Cousy.
What makes Murray’s amazing outing even more impressive is his efficiency in the evening. He went 17-of-24 from the floor for an astounding 70.8-percent shooting clip, which was enough to topple a six-decade-long record:
That stat TNT just showed about Jamal Murray is wild: 50 points on 24 field goals, the fewest FGs needed for a 50-spot since Bob Cousy in 1953. Whether the Clippers face him or Mitchell in the next round, they'll have another handful awaiting them at guard.
— Andrew Greif (@AndrewGreif) August 31, 2020
Wow. Just wow.
Jamal Murray also went 9-of-12 from distance, making big shot after big shot in the fourth period, as he almost single-handedly prevented the Jazz from mounting a comeback late in the game. Amazingly, this is Murray’s second 5-point effort in this series alone. Talk about stepping it up when it matters most.
As the tweet mentioned above, Murray has not been the only star of this series. Jazz stud Donovan Mitchell has likewise been awe-inspiring in six games, and the 6-foot-1 guard was at it again on Sunday. Mitchell finished with 44 points on 14-of-25 shooting with nine triples, but unfortunately for him, his heroics were overshadowed by Murray’s record-breaking performance.
We are now in store for a mouthwatering Game 7 contest on Tuesday between two sides that have been outstanding throughout the series. All this will be thrown out the window, though, with both teams surely going all out in this winner-take-all matchup. Expect fireworks on Tuesday.