Here’s how each Nuggets player performed.
Jamal Murray (B-) – Denver’s starting point guard had a quiet game. He scored seven points and shot just 3-10 from the field and 1-5 from three. But Murray did a good job of finding Jokic on offense and even though he committed three turnovers (one or two of which were unforced), he was able to run the Nuggets’ offense effectively and put his teammates in the right spots. Murray had his worst shooting night in the midsts of a red-hot December where he’s shot above 50 percent from three.
Gary Harris (A+) – Harris was bothered a bit by an elbow injury that held him out of Denver’s Wednesday night loss to Minnesota but was a crucial ingredient to the Nuggets’ win. Harris scored 17 points on a clean 7-12 shooting and all of his buckets came in the paint. Part of the reason why he kept things close to the rim may have been because of his banged-up elbow but Harris was in attack mode tonight. He also helped limit C.J. McCollum to 15 points on 8-15 shooting.