Jamal Murray calls Nikola Jokic the ‘best player in the world’

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Nikola Jokic carried the Denver Nuggets to the win vs. the LA Clippers in Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinals series.

Jamal Murray claimed Jokic was the reason the Nuggets won the game on Sunday. Jokic scored 11 points in the fourth, nailing a trio of 3-pointers.

“He’s hitting step backs, fading away, off one leg, with a hand in his face, consecutive times. I’d say he’s the best player in the world… It was a team effort but Jokic definitely carried us,” Murray said, per Ben Golliver of the Washington Post.

The 25-year-old came into Sunday averaging 24.2 points, 11.6 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 1.2 blocks for the series being a constant threat from any place on the court.