DENVER — Jamal Murray stepped to the free-throw line with 2.8 seconds remaining with just a few things at stake.

Another loss and Denver’s playoff hopes would take a near-fatal blow with just five regular-season games remaining. Missing the playoffs for a fifth consecutive year would surely bring changes of some kind to the Nuggets as currently constructed.

That’s a lot of pressure on a second-year point guard who just turned 21 in February.

But Murray stayed as cool as the other side of the pillow.

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Harrison Wind

Harrison Wind is the Denver Nuggets beat reporter for BSN Denver. 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 BSN Nuggets podcast.