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Jamal Murray caps off historic 2-game stretch with 42 points in win over Jazz

Murray has taken his game to a new level.

Utah Jazz v Denver Nuggets - Game Five Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Jamal Murray is in the midst of his best stretch of basketball ever.

With his Denver Nuggets down 3-1 and facing elimination at the hands of the Utah Jazz in their first-round series, Murray went for 42 points on 17/26 shooting, eight rebounds, and eight assists, pushing Denver to a 117-107 win Tuesday. He had just nine points in the first half, then erupted for 33 points in the second half, including some daggers down the stretch to put the series at 3-2.

With the game tied at 101, Murray scored nine straight to help the Nuggets gain separation and ultimately come away with the 10-point win. This also comes after Murray went for a career-high 50 points in a losing effort in Sunday’s loss to Utah.

In addition, Murray is now the only player in NBA history, regular season or postseason, to record back-to-back games with 40 or more points and zero turnovers.

Murray and the Nuggets will look to tie up the series when they take on the Jazz in Game 6 on Thursday. Tip off is set for 4 pm EST on ESPN.

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