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Jokic, Murray lead tired Nuggets past Thunder 122-117
DENVER (AP) On the night the Denver Nuggets celebrated Nikola Jokic’s second straight MVP trophy and their superstar tied Wilt Chamberlain for sixth all-time with his 78th triple-double, it was Jamal Murray who got the strongest hugs from his coach and biggest ovations from the crowd. ”It’s been a minute since I got to feel that,” Murray said after scoring 16 points in Denver’s 122-117 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder in his first home game in more than 18 months. Murray, who missed last season with a torn left ACL he sustained in San Francisco in April 2020, sank a pair of free throws with 9.7 seconds left to put the Nuggets ahead by four and Jokic capped the scoring by sinking one of two foul shots with 2.5 seconds remaining when Murray came out an embrace from coach Michael Malone and the sellout crowd of 19,983.