Jamal Murray’s strong message to Nuggets after 10 games missed
Denver Nuggets point guard Jamal Murray may not be seeing action on the floor due to his season-ending injury but he still found ways to make an impact on the team off the court. According to his teammate in Michael Porter Jr., the sidelined playmaker sent a motivating message for the team as they head towards the final stretch of the regular season, via Mike Singer.
MPJ said Jamal Murray’s message to the team:
“The goal is still a championship.”
— Mike Singer (@msinger) May 2, 2021
Murray previously suffered a season-ending torn ACL injury midway through their tilt against the Golden State Warriors back on April 12. Despite losing a valuable contributor, the Nuggets still managed to ride a winning streak and remain in the upper echelon of the Western Conference.
On Saturday night, Denver managed to get past another strong contender in the Los Angeles Clippers after figuring in a tight encounter. The Nuggets proved to be the better team in the closing moments of the game as they ran away with a 110-104 victory.
Jokic led his team with 30 points, 14 rebounds, and seven assists while Porter also stepped up with 25 points, seven rebounds, and five assists of his own. Their latest victory eventually lifted them to the third spot in the West with a 43-21 record after they overtook the Clippers who are currently trailing by a game with a 43-22 record.
Despite having a five-game winning streak, Murray’s message rings louder than ever as the Nuggets have to remain focused on their goal for a title as they head to the playoffs. After failing to get past the Western Conference Finals in the Orlando bubble last season, the Nuggets are seeking to make a longer postseason run this time around, even without the presence of their starting point guard moving forward.