‘Point God’: Murray’s playoff heroics continue with historic Game 4 performance

Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray (27) aims a three-point shot as Miami Heat centre Bam Adebayo (13) defends during the second half of Game 4 of the basketball NBA Finals, Friday, June 9, 2023, in Miami. (Wilfredo Lee/AP)

“Bubble Murray” no more. Jamal Murray goes by “Point God” now. According to Denver Nuggets teammate Aaron Gordon, at least.

The Kitchener, Ont. native has proven beyond the shadow of a doubt that his playoff exploits from 2020 in the bubble were no fluke — they’re routine.

Murray flourishes under the bright lights. Compared to the regular season, he averages 8.5 more points per game in the playoffs; 2.0 more assists; his 3-point percentage ratchets up by 3.1 per cent; his total shooting by 3.2.

Against the Heat in Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Friday, Murray delivered another historic performance to bring the Nuggets within one win of the franchise’s first championship. Take a look at what made the night so significant:

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