Nuggets Make History


Aaron Ontiveroz

Jamal Murray and Nikola Jokic celebrating a game 5 win against the Clippers

Avery Turbow, Writer

It’s August 25th, two nights ago the Utah Jazz won game 4 to take a 3-1 series lead against the Denver Nuggets. The Jazz are the favorites of winning the game, and the series, but Nuggets point guard Jamal Murray has not given up. That night he drops 42 in a 10 point win against the Jazz. The series is now 3-2, now it’s the 27th, game 6 and Jamal Murray is still playing out of his mind, because tonight he drops 50 points in another win against the Jazz. The improbable has happened, the Nuggets have forced a game 7. Now it’s the 29th, it’s game 7, Jamal Murray has gotten them here and is now tired out as he only scores 17 in a very low scoring game where the Nuggets win 80-78 thanks to the defensive heroics of shooting guard Gary Harris. The Nuggets move on to the second round to play the Clippers, a star-studded team with Kawhi Leonard and Paul George leading the way. Once again the Nuggets are down 3-1 going into game 5. If they were to come back from this they would be the first team to do so ever. In game 5 it’s a win and so is game 6. Once again the Nuggets are in a game 7, this time against a heavily favored Clippers team. The Nuggets win 104-89. The story here is, you guessed it, Jamal Murray drops 40 points in a 15 point win. Now they are on to face the Lakers led by LeBron James and Anthony Davis. Once again the Lakers are heavily favored but there is a way they can win, go down 3-1.