Jamal Murray makes history with unique 50-point game

Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  By Larry Brown  |  Last updated 2/19/21

Jamal Murray took the road less traveled to his 50-point game on Friday. In fact, he took a road completely untraveled.

Murray scored 50 points in the Denver Nuggets’ 120-103 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Amazingly, he did so without attempting a single free throw. He became the first player to score 50 points in a game without attempting a free throw.

Murray shot an impressive 21-of-25 from the field and went 8-of-10 on threes. It was his sharp outside shooting that did the trick.

Incredibly, the Elias Sports Bureau says that Murray’s 84 percent mark from the field is second only to Wilt Chamberlain for the highest percentage in a 50-point game in the shot-clock era.

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