The Denver Nuggets defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 113-104 on Monday, with Reggie Jackson scoring 35 against his former team, and he spoke about the message Jamal Murray had for him before the game.

“He told me they weren't making the trip, he said, ‘don't worry about it, Reg you gon' go out there, you gon' get 40, you gonna play a great game,' so shout out Jamal Murray,” Reggie Jackson said in an interview after the game, via Vic Lombardi. “Shout out my teammates believing in me. Man we did this together collectively. I know I got numbers, but we did this collectively.”

DeAndre Jordan scored 21 for the Nuggets in the win, while Justin Holiday and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope both scored 12. It was a good effort from the depth of the Nuggets, who were playing without Murray and Nikola Jokic.

Jackson was asked about how he performs so well against his former teams, and he credited his teammates for hyping him up.

“I think that's my teammates hyping me up, honestly,” Jackson said to Lombardi. “I think that's my teammates hyping me up. Just fortunate. Just happy to get a win.”

Jackson did say he believes he and DeAndre Jordan have found something that could work off of the bench later on this season and potentially in the playoffs.

The defending champions moved to 12-6 with a win over the Clippers. As the Nuggets found a way to win without Murray and Nikola Jokic, the rest of the NBA should be frightened by the depth of the team.