Last night, the Denver Nuggets were in a real nail bitter throughout almost a full four quarters of action versus the Oklahoma City Thunder. For every bucket the Nuggets got, it seemed that Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and company had an answer for it. That is, until Jamal Murray caught fire in the second-half.

Murray had a quiet eight points in the first-half of action but erupted for 16 points over the final 24 minutes. Murray ended up finishing with 24 points, five rebounds, and two assists in 33 minutes of action.

Love seeing Jamal attack like this. Returning to form. (via @nuggets)

— SLAM (@SLAMonline) November 4, 2022

Murray was a human highlight reel last night, making all the plays and shots we had gotten accustomed to seeing him hit before he tore his ACL. At one point, he had hit a tough three-pointer and then turned around and pointed at a fan. Murray couldn’t recall who said what, but postgame, he simply said;

“I blacked out; I kind of get like that.”

TOUGH bucket by Jamal

— Denver Nuggets (@nuggets) November 4, 2022

Postgame, Murray was interviewed by AltitudeTV, where he was asked what was going well for him in the fourth, to which Murray answered,

“Just made some shots, wanted to win the game, we needed a spark, and I just decided to make some shots and give us that edge.

“I just didn’t want to lose the game, honestly.”

Jamal’s on last night’s game and his performance

— Denver Nuggets (@nuggets) November 4, 2022

The Nuggets ended up winning the game 122-110 and improved to a 5-3 record to kick off the new season. Things can only go up from here for fans in the Mile High state as Murray and the Nuggets look to start a winning streak going versus the San Antonio Spurs Saturday.

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