Nuggets Edge Lakers on Murray’s Buzzer-Beater; Knicks and Cavaliers Secure Wins in Playoff Action

In an electrifying Game 2 showdown, the Denver Nuggets stunned the Los Angeles Lakers with a thrilling comeback, securing a 101-99 victory as Jamal Murray sank a step-back jumper at the buzzer. Despite trailing by 20 points earlier in the game, the Nuggets rallied behind Murray’s heroics to take a commanding 2-0 series lead in the Western Conference first-round playoff series.

Murray, who struggled with his shooting throughout the game, delivered in the clutch, dribbling to the baseline and sinking a contested 16-footer over Anthony Davis to seal the win for Denver. Nikola Jokic led the charge for the Nuggets with a stellar performance, posting a triple-double of 27 points, 20 rebounds, and 10 assists.

Meanwhile, the New York Knicks pulled off a dramatic late-game comeback of their own, overcoming the Philadelphia 76ers with a 104-101 victory. Donte DiVincenzo’s clutch 3-pointer with 13.1 seconds remaining proved to be the game-winner for the Knicks, who scored the final eight points in the last 28 seconds to seize a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference first-round series.

Jalen Brunson and Josh Hart led the charge for New York, combining for 45 points, while Tyrese Maxey and Joel Embiid starred for the 76ers in a losing effort.

In another playoff matchup, the Cleveland Cavaliers continued their impressive form with a convincing 96-86 win over the Orlando Magic. Donovan Mitchell’s 23 points and Jarrett Allen’s dominant performance on the boards propelled the Cavaliers to a 2-0 series lead in the Eastern Conference first-round playoff series.

Evan Mobley and Allen led the scoring for Cleveland, while Paolo Banchero and Franz Wagner put up strong efforts for the Magic despite the loss.

As the playoff action intensifies, these thrilling matchups continue to showcase the resilience and determination of the teams vying for postseason success in the NBA.

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