Scouting reports via ESPN Insider this past summer profiled Kentucky’s Jamal Murray as an immensely skilled combo guard best with the ball in his hands. The downside stemmed from a possible lack of elite quickness or explosion and his potential to become a tweener stuck between backcourt positions.
Murray — who was seventh in usage rate, second in minutes and offensive win shares, third in scoring and first in both field goal and 3-point attempts in the SEC as a freshman — struggled to find steady exposure in the first seven games of his NBA career with the Denver Nuggets. Over this stretch, Murray averaged just 17.8 minutes and shot 27.5 percent from the field and 27.8 percent from beyond the arc, this after ranking seventh in the SEC last season with a true shooting rate of 59 percent thanks to hitting a stellar 40.8 percent of Dion Sims Authentic Womens Jersey his 3-point attempts.
A Warriors error was the Lakers’ only true highlight. In the third, Curry stole the ball from Jose Calderon and again had a wide-open transition opportunity. But this time he went with the layup.
“I smacked the glass as hard as I could the second time just to prove a point,” he said laughing.
Both players stayed on the floor in pain for several minutes. The arena was quiet. Green was holding his ankle and Clark clutching his throat, while teammates gathered around in support.
Green was the first to get up, and he limped on his own power to the bench before heading to the locker room for good. Soon after, Clark was able to rise to his feet and followed Green to the locker and would not return. Green played 26 minutes and provided 12 Earl Mitchell Authentic Womens Jersey points, eight rebounds and four assists. He did not finish the last game against the Lakers on Wednesday after sustaining a left corneal abrasion.
“You have to be hitting on all cylinders. That’s from every guy who steps on the court, all playcalls, the whole scouting report — everything has to be crisp, because those guys make you pay,” Crowder said of the Spurs. “And when you have one lapse and one slipup like we did late in the game, they make you pay. So they teach us to be just more sound on both ends of the court and to take it all in.”