Jamal Murray, Michael Porter Jr. take warmth after Nuggets botch remaining possession in loss to Wizards

The Nuggets had an amazing likelihood to, at a minimal, ship their recreation Thursday in opposition to the Wizards to extra time. On the final possession of regulation, they’d numbers and house for a wide-open, game-tying layup.

As an alternative, Denver settled for a transition 3-point attempt Facundo Campazzo for the win that missed badly. Denver misplaced 112-110.

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The Nuggets took a Three as a result of:

— Jamal Murray picked up his dribble early on a 3-on-1 break after which needed to choose from one in every of three Nuggets who had drifted to the 3-point line. (Monte Morris was a trailer.)

— A kind of Nuggets behind the arc, an unguarded Michael Porter Jr., may have lower to the basket, however did not.

Murray first tweeted that the play was on him and stated that he ought to have shot:

After which he adopted up with an alternate angle of the setup for the ultimate play.

However Denver coach Mike Malone put it on Murray and Porter:

Twitter coaches had blame for each, as nicely:

If the Nuggets have been solely taking part in for the win in that occasion, then they no less than obtained an open search for Campazzo. However Washington’s protection was badly overwhelmed and a wide-open 2 was there for the taking. However Denver turned that down, and so now it is taking Ls within the standings, on social media and from Charles Barkley:

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