On Thursday night, Jamal Murray’s 3-pointer with 0.9 seconds left gave the Denver Nuggets an exciting 121-120 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers. Nuggets vs Trail Blazers NBA Scores Highlights 8 Dec 2022
Damian Lillard led the Trail Blazers with 40 points, including a 3-pointer with 8.8 seconds left that gave them a one-point lead.
For the final of the game’s 20 lead changes, Murray then retaliated with a 3-pointer from the left side.
Murray explained, “It was a play for (Nikola Jokic) to get space and let him work.” “He made a tiny mistake with it, then he instructed me to come grab it. I turned to look at the time and realised I didn’t need to hurry, so I just started making my move.
For Denver, who overcame a 10-point hole in the fourth quarter to end a three-game losing streak, Jokic had 33 points, 10 rebounds, and 9 assists.
Michael Malone, the coach of the Nuggets, said, “I told Jamal going into this season you have to realise that it’s a process, because you’re back. As long as you keep doing what’s proper, you’ll become better in a month, around Christmas, and during the postseason. A good first step in that direction is tonight.
With the help of Bones Hyland, Aaron Gordon scored 20 points and added 13 more.
Jusuf Nurkic had 21 points and nine rebounds, while. Damian Lillard finished with 12 assists and nine 3-pointers, while Anfernee Simons went 3 for 12 from beyond the arc, missing all six of her efforts.
Portland’s coach was dissatisfy with Portland’s defence on Murray’s final possession.
Chauncey Billups remarked, “It was not handl correctly at all. “We lead by two. A 3 is the final shot you can tolerate. We can defeat an A-2.
Early in the fourth quarter, the Nuggets pushed their way back, and. Murray’s 3-pointer trimmed the Blazers’ advantage to 104-103 with 7:07 remaining.
At 105-104, Jokic’s floater gave the Nuggets their first lead of the second half.
With 17 seconds left, Gordon’s tip-in gave the Nuggets the lead 118-117, and Lillard’s next 3-pointer made the score 120-118. The Nuggets blocked Portland’s final inbounds pass after Murray’s 3-pointer.