Denver Nuggets' Jamal Murray (27) drives to the basket against Cleveland Cavaliers' Cedi Osman (16) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, in Cleveland.
(AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND – Not himself of late, Jamal Murray got a lecture from Nuggets coach Michael Malone about being more aggressive and not passing up open shots.
Following the game, Murray was unaware that he had done something unique.
“With the exception of Murray, we took some steps in the right direction,” Cavs coach J.B. Bickerstaff said.
They made their first 12 shots, opened a 22-point lead in the second half and then let Murray close out the Cavs.