Age: 21 Height: 6-4 Weight: 207 lbs School: Kentucky
Turns out, when you can hit half-court shots with ease like Jamal Murray, you don’t lose a lot of games. Murray showed off his range prior to Saturday’s game against the Atlanta Hawks. During warmups, Murray drained three straight shots from half court like it was nothing.
The Denver Nuggets took sole possession of first place in the Western Conference with a 124-118 overtime victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night. ''They did everything they could to win the game and we got lucky,'' Nuggets coach Michael Malone said. Jamal Murray scored 31 points and the Nuggets shut down the Magic in overtime for their seventh straight victory.
Denver has been the hottest team in the NBA.
There are apparently few things Jamal Murray enjoys more than trolling the Los Angeles Lakers. The Denver Nuggets guard drew their ire by dribbling senselessly around then-rookie Lonzo Ball at the end of a blowout victory in December, and then trash-talked Ball, coach Luke Walton and the entire Los Angeles bench at the end of another win in March.
Tuesday brings a light slate in the NBA with only five games, but it should still be a fun night with the Lakers taking on the Nuggets and the Raptors facing the Grizzlies. Let’s try to add to the excitement with a winning entry on Yahoo. Jamal Murray, DEN vs. LAL ($23): Murray is not your traditional pass-first point guard, but his assists are up this season at 4.6 per contest.