The Denver Nuggets were in desperate need of a bucket with a little less than five minutes remaining in Friday’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers. Denver, which had already blown a game to a lottery-bound team earlier in the week, trailed the Lakers by a point. It couldn’t afford to fall to sub-.500 team twice in four days in the unforgiving Western Conference.

Nikola Jokic had an opportunity to chuck up a three early in the shot clock, but he passed it up in search of a better shot. After enough movement, Denver got the look it was hunting for. Jamal Murray hit Jokic on the roll. Two Lakers converged on Jokic. He immediately whipped the ball to his front court partner Paul Millsap, who absorbed a foul and converted.

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Christian Clark
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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 TexasFootball.com and Denverite.com. 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.

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