DENVER — Jamal Murray was having trouble sticking with a celebration in the second half Thursday.

In the third quarter of the Denver Nuggets’ 120-113 win over the Detroit Pistons, Murray went with the one the Pepsi Center crowd was most accustomed to seeing. Murray drilled a three-pointer in transition, pretended to pull an arrow out of his quiver then fired it.

The bow-and-arrow brag became Murray’s trademark move in college at the University of Kentucky, and he’s stuck with it in two seasons as a pro. He’s dusted it off dozens of times as a Nugget when the moment is right. So it was a little surprising when Murray opted to do something different the next quarter.

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Christian Clark

Christian Clark is an Arlington, Texas, native who covers the Denver Nuggets for BSN Denver. Education: I graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism in December 2014 with an emphasis in print and digital news. Career: My work has been featured in the Fort Worth-Star Telegram, The Oklahoman and Columbia Missourian, and online at and I came aboard at BSN Denver in November 2017. Most memorable sports moment: Game 2 of the 2011 NBA Finals. The finest sports book I’ve ever read: Friday Night Lights by Buzz Bissinger. One sports movie I can’t live without: Tin Cup, do not @ me Most memorable experience as a reporter: The quadruple-OT game between the Nuggets and Trail Blazers. The sport that started it all: Basketball. My sports-watching memories kick in with those early-2000s Dallas Mavericks teams. They had bad hair and scored a lot of points. Shout-out to Nellie Ball.