“Coaching is not just about designing plays. It’s about helping your player when he’s struggling. And how did Coach Malone help his player (Jamal Murray) when he was struggling? He gave him confidence.” – Isiah Thomas


Jamal Murray had a night to remember, after finding the way to forget his start to the NBA Playoffs. Murray had shot just 8 of 32 in the first 7 quarters versus the San Antonio Spurs in the first round of the playoffs. Game two looked to be off to a worse start going 0 of 8 from the field in the first three quarters. It turns out he was just saving his best performance for the 4th quarter scoring 21 points in the 4th quarter propelling the Nuggets to a victory to even the series. Coach Malone was asked about sticking with Murray despite his shooting woes in the early part of the series. This is what he had to say in the presser following Game 2:

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