Jamal Murray just broke the hearts of Orlando Magic fans everywhere as the Denver Nuggets guard drained a dagger three to lift his team to a huge comeback win on Sunday. The 24-year-old was clutch and led the Nuggets to a 119-109 win after being down by as much as 18 points early in the game. The Ontario native didn't let his team down and made sure an upset at home wasn't going to happen.
Murray even brought out his “Blue Arrow” celebration after knocking down the huge long-range bomb (via NBA TV):
JAMAL MURRAY. BIG 👌 pic.twitter.com/NbIIIirMvi
— NBA TV (@NBATV) April 5, 2021
After a terrible first half performance, the Nuggets woke up and turned things around in the third quarter. They outscored the Magic 38-21 in the third and kept it coming en route to a 10-point win.
Murray was big as he drained clutch buckets down the stretch but nothing was bigger than this catch-and-shoot three with over two minutes to go which gave Denver a six-point advantage. From there, the Nuggets held on and took care of business. He finished with 22 points, five rebounds, and four assists while his new teammate in Aaron Gordon exploded for 24 big points to lead the way for Denver.
The new-look Nuggets seem to have figured things out as of late as they continue to go on this winning stretch. They're on a 14-3 run over the past few weeks and their win against the Magic on Sunday was their fifth-straight victory. Denver is now just a few games behind the Los Angeles Clippers who are currently sitting at the third spot in the West.