Jamal Murray, Will Barton and Gary Harris score Nuggets’ final 17 points in last 5:16 of Game 4 win
Specifically, Murray, Barton and Harris scored 17 points in the last five minutes of their Game 4 victory over the Blazers. As a team, the Nuggets scored a total of 32 points in the payoff period.
Their scoring was critical as Terry Stotts’ squad was on the verge of mounting a comeback after scoring just 14 points in the third quarter. It seemed that the game was going to overtime, but thanks to the Nuggets’ poise which led to great execution, they sneaked in a win on the road and tied the series at two games apiece.
Murray finished with a game-high 34 points and a perfect 11-of-11 from the free throw line. Barton had 11 points, including three 3-pointers while Harris chipped in 14 points and five assists.
The win signifies a sort of blossoming point for the relatively inexperienced Nuggets squad. After all, this group has only won one playoff series as opposed to the Trail Blazers who have been a perennial playoff team for the past five years.
It proves that the Nuggets are capable of extending their regular season success to the postseason. And whether or not they come out on top, rest assured that the franchise is back to being a contender.