Although the Denver Nuggets lost to the San Antonio Spurs on Friday, Jamal Murray had a memorable evening.
The 26-year-old knocked down a 3-pointer in the first quarter of the game, and the shot gave him the all-time record for most 3-pointers in Nuggets history.
The previous record was 804, held by Will Barton.
After Friday’s game, Murray is at 806 for his Nuggets career.
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Murray is only 26 years old, and it took him just six seasons to break the record.
If he stays in Denver for a while longer, he could create some serious separation at the top of the team’s all-time 3-point list.
The former first-round pick is enjoying a really solid season.
He’s averaging 20.2 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 6.0 assists per game while shooting 45.4 percent from the field and 38.6 percent from beyond the arc.
He’s certainly had a major hand in Denver’s success, and it won’t be long before fans get to watch him in postseason action again.
Murray is known as a fantastic playoff performer.
Over 33 career postseason games, he has averages of 24.3 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 5.8 assists per game on 47.3 percent shooting from the field and 40.9 percent shooting from deep.
He certainly doesn’t seem to be afraid of the moment, and that’s huge for a Nuggets team that is going to need all hands on deck in order to challenge for this season’s title.
At 46-21, Denver currently owns the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference.
It seems like a safe bet that the team will eventually clinch the top seed with minimal stress.
Once that happens, Murray and company will shift their focus to bigger things as the Nuggets look to capture their first championship in franchise history.NEXT: Jamal Murray Looks Ready For The Playoffs