Lakers coach Luke Walton called him “disrespectful.” Some might call him cocky. Nuggets coach Michael Malone calls his 21-year-old point guard confident. The thing about Jamal Murray is he’s probably a mix of all three.

The last time the Nuggets and Lakers met before Friday’s matchup was back on Dec. 2. As time expired at the end of regulation, Murray, who finished with a game-high 28 points, dribbled around fellow point guard Lonzo Ball. Afterward, Walton called Murray’s showboat “immature.”

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Harrison Wind

Harrison Wind is the Denver Nuggets beat reporter for DNVR Nuggets. The University of Colorado alum grew up in Boulder and has covered the Nuggets for the last three seasons. You can hear him every weekday on the DNVR Nuggets podcast.