Friday, May 31, 2024

Nuggets beat Lakers 108-103 with Murray’s big fourth quarter, take 2-0 lead in West finals


The Denver Nuggets have taken a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference finals with a come-from-behind win over the Los Angeles Lakers. Jamal Murray scored 23 of his 37 points in the fourth quarter, including four 3-pointers, to fuel a 15-1 run that gave Denver a 96-84 lead. Nikola Jokic had his 13th playoff triple-double with 23 points, 17 rebounds and a dozen assists. The Lakers, who won the series openers at Memphis and Golden State, pulled to within three points before Murray sank two free throws with 12 seconds left and Bruce Brown stole the ball from LeBron James to secure the win. Game 3 is on Saturday night at Arena.

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