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How Jamal Murray's 46-point game compares to other top individual Nuggets performances this season

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December 31, 2018

Was Jamal Murray’s 46-point, 6-rebound, 8-assist night against the Phoenix Suns the Nuggets’ best individual performance of the season?

It was close.

Let’s compare Murray’s game to other top performances from Nuggets players this season using BSN Denver’s Dynamic Player Rater, a proprietary metric developed by BSN Head of Analytics Andre Simone that measures player production on a scale of 20 to 100 based on 12 different statistical categories.

Top-10 Individual Performances This Season

1. Nikola Jokic vs. Phoenix (10/20/18) — 105.64 DPR: 35 points (11-11 FG’s, 3-3 3FG’s, 10-11 FT’s), 11 rebounds, 11 assists, 2 blocks, 1 steal, +29 in 31 minutes

2. Jamal Murray at Phoenix (12/29/18) — 94.45 DPR: 46 points (16-24 FG’s, 9-11 3FG’s, 5-6 FT’s), 6 rebounds, 8 assists, 1 block, 5 turnovers, +6 in 40 minutes

3. Nikola Jokic vs. Brooklyn (11/9/18) — 87.59 DPR: 37 points (14-22 FG’s, 1-1 3FG’s, 8-10 FT’s), 21 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, 2 blocks, 6 turnovers, +5 in 33 minutes

4. Jamal Murray vs. Boston (11/5/18) — 86.84 DPR: 48 points (19-30 FG’s, 5-11 3FG’s, 5-5 FT’s), 5 rebounds. 4 assists, 5 turnovers, -4 in 38 minutes

5. Monte Morris at Lakers (10/25/18) — 82.62 DPR: 20 points (6-9 FG’s, 2-2 3FG’s, 6-6 FT’s), 3 rebounds, 7 assists, 3 steals, +3 in 27 minutes

6. Gary Harris vs. Atlanta (11/15/18) — 81.80 DPR: 18 points (7-9 FG’s, 2-3 3FG’s, 2-3 FT’s), 3 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 blocks, 1 turnover, +34 in 27 minutes

7. Juancho Hernangomez vs. Atlanta (11/15/18) — 81.72 DPR: 25 points (9-12 FG’s, 2-5 3FG’s, 5-7 FT’s), 9 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 1 turnover, +46 in 31 minutes

8. Nikola Jokic vs. Dallas (12/18/18) — 81.72 DPR: 32 points (13-25 FG’s, 2-6 3FG’s, 4-4 FT’s), 16 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals, 1 block, 5 turnovers, +15 in 35 minutes

9. Juancho Hernangomez at San Antonio (12/26/18) — 81.24 DPR: 27 points (8-13 FG’s, 6-7 3FG’s, 5-6 FT’s), 13 rebounds, 1 assist, -10 in 36 minutes

10. Nikola Jokic vs. Oklahoma City (12/14/18) — 81.20 DPR: 24 points (8-16 FG’s, 2-4 3FG’s, 6-6 FT’s), 15 rebounds, 9 assists, 3 steals, 6 turnovers, +10 in 36 minutes

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