Despite Jamal Murray’s solid performance with 18 points, 4 rebounds, and 10 assists, the Nuggets couldn’t hold on to their 8-point lead in the fourth quarter, ultimately losing to the Heat in Game 2 of the NBA Finals. The Heat triumphed with a score of 111-108, tying the series 1-1. Reflecting on the defeat, Murray emphasized the need for consistent and intense play throughout the game.
Addressing the team’s performance, Murray highlighted the importance of playing a complete game, rather than having sporadic moments of success. He stated, “We’ve just got to have an all-around game. We can’t just have spurts of second-quarter good, end-of-the-third good. We can’t have spurts of good play. We’ve got to play all the way through, through ups and downs, stay together and play with intensity and energy, and I don’t think we had that.”
As the series shifts to Miami for the next two games, Murray recognizes the significance of maintaining a high level of intensity and energy. The Nuggets aim to deliver a consistent effort and avoid the ups and downs that plagued them in Game 2.
With Murray’s leadership and playmaking abilities, the Nuggets will strive for greater consistency and intensity on both ends of the court. They understand that a sustained effort is crucial to securing victory against a resilient Heat team.