The Denver Nuggets pieced together their most impressive win of the season Saturday night, a 96-81 victory over the defending champion Golden State Warriors. The Nuggets held the Warriors to a season-low 81 points.
Here’s how each Nuggets player performed.
Jamal Murray (B+) – Murray only shot 4-10 but ran the offense effectively and hit timely baskets tonight. He also dished out five assists to only two turnovers against a good Warriors’ defense. Murray only played 26 minutes and it does seem like Nuggets coach Michael Malone doesn’t like to play him more than 30, unless he’s really feeling it.
Gary Harris (A) – Harris is proving game-to-game that he’s one of the most important players on the Nuggets’ roster. Jokic makes Denver’s engine run but Harris is instrumental to the Nuggets’ success on both ends of the floor. Less than 24 hours after limiting C.J. McCollum to 15 points, Harris held Klay Thompson to 15 points on 6-21 shooting. His twisting lay-in late in the fourth quarter and dagger jumper to put the Nuggets up 17 with 3:29 on the clock were both huge baskets. Harris finished with a team-high 19 points.