How Jamal Murray Saved The Nuggets Season

  • Published: 18 April 2019
  • Until Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray detonated for 21 fourth quarter points, it looked like the San Antonio Spurs were on their way to ending this series before it had barely begun. Find out what's been working for both teams during the first two games.
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Comments • 255

  • milank012
    milank012  3 weeks back

    Great performance definitely, but if wasn't Jokic he wouldn't even be played this game. Yes he saved this ONE game, but whole season? Totally disrespect of Nikola Jokic!

    • Geonidas
      Geonidas  4 months back

      Big pussy, acts hurt, limps, then gets the ball and he's all least there Jokic

      • Ducks TM
        Ducks TM  4 months back

        I like how this youtube guy think he knows better at basketball than pop

        • WinterXL
          WinterXL  4 months back

          how ironic that he would get brutally son'd right after this video went up

          • André Vital Pardue
            André Vital Pardue  4 months back

            This game was terrible, both teams were horrible to watch...I expected more from Denver.

            • André Vital Pardue
              André Vital Pardue  4 months back

              I love your videos, but please get some other background god.

              • Tony Trees
                Tony Trees  4 months back

                In the very next game cost them.. why not wait for series to end

                • shrimp
                  shrimp  4 months back

                  Nah ending in 5 lol spurs got this

                • Hugh Boydstun
                  Hugh Boydstun  4 months back

                  Like how spurs win today

                  • Marvin Sanchez
                    Marvin Sanchez  4 months back

                    Wow, a video without any sponsor. That’s odd

                    • Matt Jacobs
                      Matt Jacobs  4 months back

                      Refs stay being trash

                      • Omar Chowdhury
                        Omar Chowdhury  4 months back

                        Yah i dont think this could even get 5th seed without him. Even then they would be swept in the 1st round

                        • BG
                          BG  4 months back

                          Breakdown Kyle Lowry's comeback game

                          • No Good
                            No Good  4 months back

                            Check it out. Playboy Gigolo "Goku"

                            • Mr Ed
                              Mr Ed  4 months back

                              This was just bad finish for the Spurs...the were up 19pts TWICE! smh... Aldridge and DeRozan are just not good enough.

                              • Chili Plays
                                Chili Plays  4 months back

                                He killed the nuggets the first game, than he saved them I don’t understand him 😂

                                • Mrki Mrkic
                                  Mrki Mrkic  4 months back

                                  lol drama clickbait.. dude was missing a lot lately,, so he finaly did some scores and he is saving? for being awake? Jamal suck with shooting he is doing othe r things good.. is it mental or what but he sucks .. imagine first game he made shots Denver would ate them for lunch with that double on Jokic who had 10+ assists imagine how many he would had if he throw buggets not bricks,,

                                  • Dean Johnson
                                    Dean Johnson  4 months back

                                    Spurs took they foot off the gas

                                    • Aaron Schnacky
                                      Aaron Schnacky  4 months back

                                      Plumlee looks good in blue
                                      Go blazers

                                      • C C.
                                        C C.  4 months back

                                        it's so satisfying to see Spurs running plays

                                        • 30dynamo
                                          30dynamo  4 months back

                                          I liked when you put the other serious soundtrack, when are you gonna bring it up again?

                                          • Miljan Mandic
                                            Miljan Mandic  4 months back

                                            Murray also put them in a bad position though remember that he simply fixed his own mistake

                                            • SC
                                              SC  4 months back

                                              Murray have same shooting form as Curry

                                              • Lander Hendrickx
                                                Lander Hendrickx  4 months back

                                                Wow amazing how they defend the Spain pick ‘n roll! The Spurs really know how to get the most out of their roster.

                                                • Nicholas Rosario
                                                  Nicholas Rosario  4 months back

                                                  They did but why LaMarcus Aldridge punched garry Harris in the 4th quarter and is getting away with it

                                                  • Jimmy
                                                    Jimmy  4 months back

                                                    Murray basically turned into Kobe in the 4th quarter.

                                                    • Cesar Sabater
                                                      Cesar Sabater  4 months back

                                                      Spurs in 4-1

                                                      • carlos da goat
                                                        carlos da goat  4 months back

                                                        you gonna do a video on pacers vs celtics? kyrie took OVER in the 4th, it really showed why having a guy like that is essential in the playoffs

                                                      • the19trier
                                                        the19trier  4 months back

                                                        Pop exploited the big men of Nuggets offensively!

                                                        • Ometecuhtli
                                                          Ometecuhtli  4 months back

                                                          He didn't, Jokic was as efficient as always, Millsap had a great game and even with Plumlee on the floor they didn't fall far behind

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                                                        Spurs in 5

                                                        • Nico Lange
                                                          Nico Lange  4 months back

                                                          Denver would have won game 1 if Murray attacked the basket and dumped it to Jokic for the game winner. Spurs didnt win easily

                                                          • ArGonzalez
                                                            ArGonzalez  4 months back

                                                            @Nico Lange Yeah aight I'm glad you see shit the right way now.

                                                          • Nico Lange
                                                            Nico Lange  4 months back

                                                            @ArGonzalez 😂😂 aight

                                                          • ArGonzalez
                                                            ArGonzalez  4 months back

                                                            Of course it was easy. Other than the final moments of the game. The spurs were cruising for the entire game that qualifies as an easy win.

                                                        • Jesse Pinkman
                                                          Jesse Pinkman  4 months back

                                                          Spurs in 7

                                                          • Guy Bental
                                                            Guy Bental  4 months back

                                                            The road Spurs almost beat the biggest twice, the home Spurs are gonna dominate

                                                            • John Nguyen
                                                              John Nguyen  4 months back

                                                              damn spurs really are nicely coached

                                                              • Nikola Tesla
                                                                Nikola Tesla  4 months back

                                                                All your breakdowns are great especially how plays happen but the reason the Nuggets didnt win game one was when their star player and their only star player Jokic was double teamed he made incredible plays to find the open non contested shooter ANDDDD THEY MISSED.. THEY MISSED IT WAS HARD TO WATCH!! SOOOO BADDD!! Murray, Harris and OMG the worst player I have ever seen in the NBA Will Barton... horrific player.. worst basketball brain ever.. forces every shot and throws balls up in the air when driving into a full lane horrific instead of kicking out or running another play!! Jokic did everything right!! It pisses me of that these casual fanboys have no understanding of basketball and just because Jokic didnt shoot the ball and didnt get 40 points he played badly.. in reality he should of had 30 assists in that game!!

                                                                • Nikola Tesla
                                                                  Nikola Tesla  4 months back

                                                                  Jamal Murray missed an uncontested open look where rose straight no lean on his shot 15 footer and then proceeded to lose the ball on the final play like a fucking amateur... They could have tied the game!! Also the ball should have gone to jokic on the play where Murray missed!! Give the ball to your star player!! Popp double teams Jokic because he is their only threat!!

                                                              • Jodex Tagz
                                                                Jodex Tagz  4 months back

                                                                When a 7 seed experienced team face a 2 seeded inexperienced team 😂

                                                                • Nate-O
                                                                  Nate-O  4 months back

                                                                  Series 1-1 bud.... Looks like it could be competitive still. Let's see how this looks after 2 more games.

                                                              • Ruslan Tyab
                                                                Ruslan Tyab  4 months back

                                                                ive always appreciated this channel. way better than chris smoove and ximo pierto

                                                                • Randomly generated human
                                                                  Randomly generated human  4 months back

                                                                  9:16 what the hell was that in the left corner of the screen

                                                                  • big mo
                                                                    big mo  4 months back

                                                                    I don’t like gay

                                                                    • Yizhen He
                                                                      Yizhen He  4 months back

                                                                      Coach, I love your videos but it seems to me that "Spurs easily took game 1" was not a fair description. The Nuggets shot 21% beyond the 3 point line in Game 1, many of those they missed were just wide open 3s. That was just not their normal shooting performance. Yet they lost the game only by 5 and they had a clean look mid-range opportunity to win the game as they trailed by 1 in the last 10 seconds. They did a great job to stop LA in the low post and the Spurs made a series of difficult shots in the 4th quarter. The Nuggets should've won the game if they shoot their normal percentage. Game 2 was pretty much the same in the first 3 quarter in that the Nuggets were just unable to make those wide open shots they normally make, yet they were still able to stay in the game and when they finally got their shooters their normal performance they were able to come back. I hope that you can do more analysis on Denver's offense, those handoffs and back door cuts, which to me is a lot of fun to watch.

                                                                      • DeAndre Page
                                                                        DeAndre Page  4 months back

                                                                        Please KILL THE SPURS. 😀😀😀😀
                                                                        You have a 2nd SHOOTER in Gary Harris.

                                                                        • DeAndre Page
                                                                          DeAndre Page  4 months back

                                                                          Jokic is SOFT IN THE MIDDLE like the Pillsbury doughboy. 😀😀😀
                                                                          Eliminated by Minnesota last year.

                                                                          • GhOsTx
                                                                            GhOsTx  4 months back

                                                                            If Kawhi was still on the spurs the nuggets woulda got demolished

                                                                            • Anto
                                                                              Anto  4 months back

                                                                              They also wouldnt be the 7th seed. What ifs are excuses

                                                                          • Fart Knocker
                                                                            Fart Knocker  4 months back

                                                                            BUT IS RUDY GAY GAY

                                                                            • Jake Parker
                                                                              Jake Parker  4 months back

                                                                              Damn right Bertans didn’t do anything wrong 😒

                                                                              • Deni Erlangga
                                                                                Deni Erlangga  4 months back

                                                                                I've been watching coach nick content, I swear not only I got better at basketball, I got better at marketing too!

                                                                                • kade bonath
                                                                                  kade bonath  4 months back

                                                                                  Why is this man telling pop what to do, stay in your lane seatgeek nerd.

                                                                                  • George Young Young
                                                                                    George Young Young  4 months back

                                                                                    The read to intercept the entry pass by the joker was some next level stuff...