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Jamal Murray shakes off Al-Farouq Aminu with up-and-under, celebrates with finger-lick gesture

Jamal Murray, Nuggets

Denver Nuggets talent Jamal Murray cooked the Portland Trail Blazers to the tune of 18 points and nine assists in a 124-98 win, one that included this delicious up-and-under finger roll maneuver to shake off Al-Farouq Aminu.

The move had the local Nuggets crowd at the Pepsi Center buzzing, and Murray couldn’t help but to lick his fingers after making barbecue chicken out of Aminu.

Murray had had some inspired play as the postseason has ramped up, delivering some clutch-time performances, as well as showing the full pallet of moves in his arsenal.

The Nuggets dominated this game from end to end — forcing the Blazers into tough shots and living at the foul line, where they knocked down 28 of their 31 free-throw attempts.

Murray was 7-of-16 from the floor, including 1-of-5 from deep and 3-of-3 from the foul line — playing only 34 minutes due to the magnitude of the blowout.

Denver now leads the series 3-2 and has a chance to close things out on the road on Thursday, or do it back at home on Saturday with the home court advantage. The Nuggets have had all the momentum after bouncing back from a four-overtime loss in Game 3 and will look to ride it to the end of this series.