Fans who watched the Denver Nuggets defeat the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night enjoyed one amazing game.
Firstly, it was just a blast to watch.
But secondly, it was another instance of Nikola Jokic proving that he might be the best basketball player alive.
However, it wasn’t just Jokic who was an enormous help to his team.
Jamal Murray produced 28 points for his Nuggets, just a few points below Jokic’s total.
Jamal Murray's stats in the month of January (9 games):
20.8 PPG/4.3 RPG/4.3 APG on 47.9% FG/46.4 3P%/92% FT%
Murray is finally back to his pre-injury form, and the Denver Nuggets look very scary because of it. pic.twitter.com/BTAWsJovU9
— Mat Issa (@matissa15) January 19, 2023
This was the continuation of a trend.
For the month of January, Murray has averaged 20.8 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 4.3 assists on 47.9% from the field and 46.4% from the three-point line.
Murray was gone from the game for an entire year as he tended to an injury and his rehabilitation.
Upon his return, it seemed like he might not ever be the sort of player he once was.
There were games when Murray looked gassed out and clunky and only scored in the single digits.
He still showed signs of greatness, of course, but they were not consistent.
However, he has really sprung back to life lately and that is helping the Nuggets.
His team is currently the best in the West and they have won 8 in a row now.
Murray is proof that the team doesn’t only rely on Jokic, they actually have other stars who are capable of leading the team.
This is important because the Nuggets have a legitimate chance of going very far in the playoffs this year for the first time in ages.
So far this season, Murray is averaging 18.8 points, 4 rebounds, and 5.4 assists.
But you can bet those numbers will rise if his current hot streak continues.