Jamal Murray’s status for Nuggets in Game 1 vs. Clippers after suffering thigh injury
Mike Malone says Jamal Murray is good to go for Game 1 of Nuggets-Clippers are suffering a bruised quad in Game 7.
— Tomer Azarly (@TomerAzarly) September 2, 2020
Against the Jazz, Murray averaged 31.6 points, 5.6 rebounds and 6.3 assists. He shot 55.0 percent from the field, 53.3 percent from beyond the arc and 92.0 percent from the free-throw line.
The Nuggets will certainly need the 23-year-old guard and All-Star center Nikola Jokic to play like superstars if the team wants to upset the second-seeded Clippers.
For Murray to miss a playoff game, he would have to be dealing with a serious injury. The Canadian, who was trained by his father growing up, has very high pain tolerance and is willing to do whatever it takes to help his team win.
There were many pundits who criticized the Nuggets for giving Murray a max contract extension. Those critics are nowhere to be found now, as Jamal has established himself as one of the best point guards in the NBA.