When the two teams spotted each other Friday, Nuggets superstar Nikola Jokic made an astute point. These would probably be the last pleasantries both parties exchanged for the next week and a half. So be it.
Murray is such a focal part of their offense, and it’s his chemistry with Nikola Jokic that really takes this team to another level on the offensive end. So, when it was revealed that he would be making his debut in the seeding game against the Utah Jazz, Nuggets fans tuned in to watch how Murray would perform. Murray did not disappoint, scoring 23 points, notching 8 assists and bringing down 12 rebounds.
Which previously unheralded players took the opportunity to raise their stock in the two weeks of seeding games inside the NBA bubble? For some, the seeding games in the Orlando season restart served as a warm-up for the playoffs. The performances of veteran superstars whose teams had playoff berths already locked up don't deserve the scrutiny they are sure to receive.