Throughout the entire NBA playoffs thus far, the main headline has been how incredible two-time NBA MVP Nikola Jokic has been for the Denver Nuggets as they’ve paved their way to their first NBA Finals appearance.
Although Jokic has been remarkable and is making a case to go down as one of the most talented big men in league history, Nuggets guard Jamal Murray has played exceptionally well while making up for the time he missed over the past two years due to injury.
Golden State Warriors star forward Draymond Green has been impressed with what Murray has been able to accomplish during the postseason, especially in the NBA Finals, as he’s elevated his game via The Volume.
“Jamal Murray has made it in this series so his shooting does not matter”
— The Volume (@TheVolumeSports) June 12, 2023
It seems as though Jokic’s team-first approach has rubbed off on Murray, as he’s been elite in the assist category throughout the Finals, as Green points out on his podcast.
When multiple stars embrace the team-first concept on a squad, it can be all a team needs to win it all because it’s contagious and selfish play takes a backseat, which makes it incredibly tough for an opponent to compete in a seven-game series.
On Monday night, Murray and Jokic will have the ideal situation of sporting a 3-1 series in the Finals with a chance to win a title on their home floor of Ball Arena in Denver.
The odds are in the Nuggets’ favor, as many believe tonight will mark the end of the 2022-23 NBA season, with Denver winning its first title in franchise history.
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