Red hot Jamal Murray is blazing a victory trail with the Nuggets and the Grizzlies are in the sights as next on the chopping block.
Everyone knew the last game against the Boston Celtics was going to be tough and a trial for the young Nuggets in a Cinderella season. But no one thought Jamal Murray was going to have an offensive explosion that we are still reeling from.
The young, Canada native scored 48 surreal points. It was a career best for Murray and a completely electric offense. It was everything we knew he could do and more. In the pursuit to 50 Murray threw up a last second shot when the Nuggets were up by 8.
Kyrie Irving in true infant fashion threw the game ball into the stands obviously feeling frustrated by being bested by the young Murray. Irving scored 31 points but didn’t stop Murray and just seemed salty. Shame on you Kyrie.
Murray issued the expected apology so it wasn’t mistaken as disrespect for Boston, the team, franchise, and fans but he shouldn’t have to do that. It’s pretty apparent he was just trying to get to 50 which is a big deal.
Hopefully, this trend is showing off the new Murray instead of just a fun flare-up. The Grizzlies are going to take a solid performance.
Although coming off of two losses, the Grizzlies are formidable opponents. They have a strong, deep bench that has been consistently good and getting better.
They can currently boast of fifth best in the NBA for points per game (44.4) and fourth best for shooting percentage (50.2%). Dillon Brooks just shot for 18 points against Golden State and Shelvin Mack scored 15. Mack has scored in double digits four consecutive games. Of course, Mike Conley remains one of the best in the game.
Here is the game time info:
Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018 • 8:00 PM ET
FedExForum • Memphis, TN
Local TV: ALT, FSSE-MEM
Radio: KKSE-FM 92.5