Netease Sports reported on September 27:
September 27, Beijing time, the Nuggets and
Murray completed the transformation in this year's playoffs. Not only could he score high, but he was also unrelenting at the critical moment. The only third game that the Nuggets won before was due to Murray's three-pointer at the critical moment. Murray scored 32 points and 8 assists in the last game, but the Lakers found a way to limit Murray: Let LeBron defend him.
In the opening, Murray and Jokic cooperated with each other, he sent consecutive assists to Jokic, but he made a dribble error. In the face of LeBron's defense, Murray had no choice. He shot and hit the ball, was cut off the dribble, and was intercepted in a pinch. In the first quarter, he only relied on fast break and accelerated fouls to get 2 points.
Back in the second quarter, Murray was troubled by the Lakers' attack. He could only hand over the ball to his teammates again and again. His three-pointers were also out of focus, and LeBron's forced throw of singles was even more non-stick. Fortunately, Murray scored with a fast break and a jumper near the free throw line. Long pass to help Dozier's fast break scoring queen, Murray made an accelerated layup, but the team was still 10 points behind.
After changing places to fight again, Murray was restricted by his opponents to make shots, but he made a sudden point to the basket to help Jokic score consecutively and help Porter hit a three-pointer. After Jokic was troubled by a foul and went off the court, Murray hit a three-pointer + fouled at the last minute and scored 5 points. The Nuggets tied the score for a while.
Murray hit a jumper in the final quarter, and was still hit by LeBron with a three-pointer on the defensive end. Although he scored a throw and a jump shot, but the opponent fired up, and the Nuggets eventually lost the game.