Jamal Murray rants about his health, Nuggets’ poor performance
As one of the team’s leaders, Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray was vocal in taking accountability for their home loss against the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night. He didn’t hold back as he expressed his frustrations after another dismal showing from his team en route to absorbing their third consecutive loss.
Murray further expounded that they need to exert more effort on defense if they want to give themselves a good chance to win their coming games, via Harrison Wind of DNVR Sports.
Jamal Murray postgame said he takes the blame for tonight's loss and that getting healthy is "a priority." Here's where he thinks Denver needs to improve defensively: pic.twitter.com/PXTQkVNoEe
— Harrison Wind (@HarrisonWind) February 9, 2021
The Kentucky alum didn’t get to record his usual production as he is currently being bugged by a knee soreness which forced him to sit out their previous game against the Sacramento Kings.
In his return on the floor, Murray was only limited to a subpar output of 11 points, three rebounds, and four assists. Big man Nikola Jokic, who’s been playing well of late, carried most of the scoring load after he produced 35 points, 12 rebounds, and six assists for the Nuggets. Swingman Will Barton also added 24 points of his own.
With Murray not in full health, the Nuggets struggled to inch closer to their opponents bannered by Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton. The former notched 30 points and nine rebounds while the latter generated 29 points and 12 assists.
Milwaukee successfully took advantage of Denver’s struggles as the Bucks escaped with a 125-112 victory. The Bucks are currently rolling on a five-game winning streak for a 16-8 record to nab the second spot in the Eastern Conference.
The Nuggets will definitely need Jamal Murray’s contributions if they want to halt their ongoing three-game losing skid. The team will look to get back in the win column when they host the Cleveland Cavaliers on Feb. 10.