Memphis (USA), Nov. 17 (EFE). – Canadian baseman Jamal Murray's figure shined more than ever in the individual and team game of the Denver Nuggets by contributing 39 points, his best mark of the season, which helped them win at home by 114-131 to the Memphis Grizzlies.
Murray, who had not had his best performance in the previous game against the Brooklyn Nets, this time came up with his best hitting version by scoring 14 of 24 field shots, including 7 of 12 triples and 4-4 from the line of personal.
The Canadian base also responded with eight assists, four rebounds, recovered three balls, put a cap and had no turnovers.RELATED
Murray, who had missed 10 of the 11 field shots he made against the Nets, started the game against the Grizzlies with four consecutive baskets.
In this way, Murray topped the list of four Nuggets players who had double-digit numbers, including power forward Paul Millsap, who finished the game with 23 points, recovered five balls and captured three rebounds.
Another tall man, the Spanish power forward Juancho Hernangómez, who left reserve, became the sixth player of the Nuggets to contribute 15 points after playing 29 minutes.
Hernangómez showed his best wrist touch by scoring 5 of 6 field shots, including 4 of 5 triples, and 1 of 3 from the personnel line.
The Spanish international also captured three rebounds – two defenders -, distributed two assists, put a cap and lost two balls, without committing personal fouls.
The power forward Jerami Grant reached 12 points, distributed five assists and put four blocks by also playing 24 minutes as a reserve for the Nuggets (9-3), who won the sixth game in the last seven games and had the most scoring High so far this season.
The game was sentenced when at the end of the third period the Nuggets already had a partial advantage of 80-108, which made the Denver team coach Michael Malone, who withdrew Murray from the court without having more minutes in the last full quarter.
Power forward Jaren Jackson Jr. led the Grizzlies' attack by contributing 22 points, including the five triples he scored – his best professional mark – in that facet of the game.
Lithuanian center Jonas Valanciunas had a double-double of 16 points and rebounds, while rookie forward Brandon Clarke reached 19 points, including 10 in the fourth period when the game was already decided.
Rookie baseman Ja Morant could not be a winning factor for the Grizzlies (5-8) by losing the individual duel with Murray after scoring just 13 points and distributing six assists.