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NBA Finals: How Jamal Murray’s fingerprints were all over Denver’s emphatic Game 1 win

DENVER — Jamal Murray dunked six times in three series as the Denver Nuggets stampeded their way through the Western Conference. In a period of just over a minute and a half Thursday in the first quarter of Game 1 of the 2023 NBA Finals, he added two more.

“I was surprised,” said Nuggets forward Aaron Gordon, who joined Murray in bum-rushing the rim — and the Miami Heat — to stake Denver to an early lead en route to a convincing 104-93 Game 1 win.