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Comeback Win By Nuggets Over Blazers Demonstrates Championship Grit



Comeback Win By Nuggets Over Blazers Demonstrates Championship Grit

(CTN News) – The Denver Nuggets’ linchpin revels in summoning championship prowess under pressure.

The frequent reliance on his resilience, however, annoys him.

In Sunday’s 112-103 win over the Trail Blazers, the Nuggets came from behind to win a comeback game. Murray believes the team just needs to start off sharper.

It took the reigning NBA champs until their final shot to take the lead in the first half. We need to realize we will face their best effort every night, Murray said. “We can start strong.” The Denver Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic led the way with 29 points, while Murray scored 21 points in a 10-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio.

Christian Braun and Peyton Watson added dynamism down the stretch, giving the Nuggets their second win over division rivals this week. Denver’s home record improved to 21-4 with Watson and four other players hitting double figures.

In their previous 120-108 win over Portland on Friday night at Ball Arena, the Nuggets narrowly avoided trailing by more than a basket. Jokic’s finger-roll layup broke an 84-84 tie in the waning moments of the third quarter, but they didn’t take control until then.

Anfernee Simons scored 26 points for the Blazers, but Deandre Ayton scored 27 for the Suns. Matisse Thybulle missed his second free throw with 4:17 left in the third quarter as the Blazers led 84-75.

With 10:44 left, Kris Murray’s goaltending basket cut Denver’s lead to 91-86. As the Blazers missed nine shots, including six beyond the arc, the Nuggets capitalized with a 16-0 run.

Malone noted that the Nuggets’ defense improved throughout the game. In the end, we had great defense.” “We went from zero defense to a bit, and then a lot more.

Despite faltering in the final minutes, the Blazers remained upbeat.

To be honest, Simons thought the team played well for most of the game. We came out with a lot of young guys, and sometimes that’s just what happens. They’re a championship team. They’re a veteran team. “They’re a good team. We made runs. They’re a championship team. Overall, I’m happy about the way we played today.”

A mere one 3-pointer was made by the Blazers after they had made 10 before halftime.

Due to Jerami Grant’s continued lower back tightness and Malcolm Brogdon’s sore knee, Murray and Thybulle earned starting spots.

Scott Henderson added 14 points in the rematch after scoring 30 against the Nuggets on Saturday. Chauncey Billups congratulated him over the weekend.

As a teenager, there aren’t many guys who can say they scored 30 points on the world champions, Billups recalled. “But you’re no longer a teenager. Let’s see what you do in your 20s.”


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