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Third-quarter run spurs Denver Nuggets to win over Orlando Magic

Jamal Murray knew the Denver Nuggets were on a scoring roll and getting some timely stops in the third quarter, but to the tune of a 24-0 run? Now that caught him by surprise.

"I didn't even realise it," Murray said.

Paul Millsap started the pivotal stretch and Murray helped keep it going as the Nuggets rallied for a 113-104 win over the Orlando Magic yesterday morning (Singapore time).

For more than six minutes, the Nuggets kept scoring and scoring on one end, and making stop after stop on the other. Sure, the scores were nice, but the stops were what immensely pleased Nuggets coach Michael Malone.

"The defence was able to fuel the offence and the guys got into a rhythm... We never gave up," Malone said.

Murray finished with 33 points, including 13 in that third quarter, while Nikola Jokic added 18 points, 12 assists and nine rebounds. - AP


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