The Denver Nuggets came from 20 points down to stun the Los Angeles Lakers behind Jamal Murray's game-winning jumper at the buzzer on Monday night.

After Murray's heroics won the game for the Nuggets, the NBA world reacted immediately.

Paul Pierce – “Omg Denver Nuggets tune in tomorrow @undisputed gonna be a movie”

Drew Gooden – “Classic!! #Nuggets #Lakers”

Andrew Bogut – “Death, Taxes and the Lakers losing a close one to the Nuggets!”

Isaiah Thomas – “This is playoff basketball!!! It’s Going down”

CJ Watson – “No lead is ever safe in the @NBA”

George Karl – “But u tried super hard Lakers and deserve an A for effort”

Grant Williams – “YEA MALLLLLLLL @BeMore27″

Nuggets take 2-0 series lead after second comeback win

Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray (27) shoots over Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) in the fourth quarter during game two during the 2024 NBA playoffs at Ball Arena.
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The Denver Nuggets trailed by double digits in each of their first two games against the Lakers in their NBA Playoff matchup.

It didn't matter.

In Game 1, Murray and Nikola Jokic were buoyed by solid contributions by their supporting cast, earning the 114-103 win on Saturday night.

In Game 2, Murray struggled throughout most of the game, but once again showed up when the lights were brightest. Murray scored six points in the final minute, including his game-winning mid-range jumper in front of the Nuggets bench.

The outcome has to feel like a backbreaker for the Lakers, who led by 20 points in the second half against the Nuggets. After the disappointment of Game 1, including a whole lot of finger pointing at D'Angelo Russell, Los Angeles played a nearly perfect game. LeBron James and Anthony Davis had big game. Russell hit seven 3-pointers and showed that he could step up as the third scorer on the team. And Murray was having an off night.

In the 2023 NBA playoffs, the Nuggets swept the Lakers. But that series was much closer than it looks. The Lakers led by double-digits at multiple points in that series, only for Denver to flex their composure amidst adversity and mount a comeback over and over again.

Now it looks like history may be repeating itself.

The Nuggets take on the Lakers in Game 3 from Los Angeles on Thursday night.