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Jamal Murray Has A Worrisome Trend In Timberwolves Series

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The Denver Nuggets need Jamal Murray to find success.

That was more than evident last season, as they won the NBA championship the very first time they had him and Nikola Jokic fully healthy.

They had already made a run at the Western Conference Finals together in the bubble, and they were barely able to compete once he was out with injuries.

That’s why it’s not much of a surprise to see that the Nuggets are down 0-2, given the way Murray is playing.

As pointed out by StatMuse on Twitter, Murray is shooting an abysmal 9-for-32 thus far (28.1%) through the first two games of the series.

Jamal Murray is shooting 9-32 this series (28.1%).

9-34 (26.5%) if you include missing with the towel and heat pack.

— StatMuse (@statmuse) May 7, 2024

He’s been clearly limited and hampered by a nagging hamstring injury that put his availability in the first round against the Los Angeles Lakers in question, and that could be a major issue going forward.

On top of that, the Timberwolves’ suffocating and pesky defense has done an outstanding job of getting him away from his spots, and he’s been very frustrated throughout the first couple of games.

Murray even made the rounds for the wrong reasons during Game 2, as he threw a heat pack and a towel on the court while sitting on the bench, and he didn’t stop complaining in the second half despite his team being down by 20+.

At the end of the day, one can never sleep on the defending NBA champions, and they still have a superstar in Jokic.

Then again, even Batman needs Robin, and the Nuggets’ Robin is missing right now.

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