Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray reaggravated a thigh injury during Game 2 against the Portland Trail Blazers. Murray was clearly bothered by the injury in the game’s closing moments, reducing him to a limp. Murray says a screen during the game is what started the thigh trouble again:
“Those screens hurt,” Murray said. “It is what it is. It hurt for the rest of the game. Couldn’t move, obviously, and coach [Michael Malone] had to take me out. I’m just going to get treatment and just be ready for Game 3. It was definitely hurting.”
Head coach Mike Malone thinks the injury has lingered from their first round matchup against the Spurs:
Murray will try to get his thigh to “loosen up as much as possible” in the next few days, according to Malone.
”It’s that right thigh area,” Malone said. “Obviously, I think it is still probably sore and bruised from last series, and he probably got hit there again.”
Murray is one of Denver’s best offensive weapons, specifically from deep. The guard shot 36.7 percent from 3-point range this season.
Game 3 is Friday at 7:30 PT in Portland.