Jamal Murray hits game winner; ends Nuggets’ 3-game losing skid – NBA Thursday recap

Jamal Murray hit the game winner at the buzzer and the Denver Nuggets escaped from Moda Center with a big road win over the Portland Trail Blazers (121-120).

Damian Lillard put the Blazers in front with a contested three (118-120), but Jamal Murray had the final say and his three-pointer helped the Nuggets snap a three-game losing skid.

In the other two games of the night, the San Antonio Spurs defeated the Houston Rockets (109-118) and snapped an 11-game losing streak, while the Miami Heat got back on track following their home win over the LA Clippers (110-115).

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LA Clippers (14-13) vs Miami Heat (12-14): 110-115

Paul George 29 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists – Bam Adebayo 31 points, 10 boards

Houston Rockets (7-18) vs San Antonio Spurs (7-18): 109-118

Alperen Sengun 16 points, 11 rebounds – Keldon Johnson 32 points, 7 boards

Denver Nuggets (15-10) vs Portland Trail Blazers (13-12): 121-120

Nikola Jokic 33 points, 10 rebounds, 9 assists – Damian Lillard 40 points, 12 assists

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