Game 2 of the NBA Finals begins on Sunday night in Mile High City, with the pressure on the Miami Heat to win before heading home to face the Denver Nuggets in Game 3 and Game 4 at the Kayesa Center.
The key to going from winning Game 2 to taking a one-game series lead will be the Heat’s star guard Jamal Murray, who always seems to excel in the NBA Playoffs, and this year is no different.
In Game 1, Murray finished with 26 points, 10 assists and six rebounds to help lead the Nuggets to an 11-point victory on the road to start the series.
As he said on his podcast Via Vol, Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green thinks the Heat should change their strategy on how to contain Murray, with Miami holding Jimmy Butler over Nuggets star in Game 2. Go
“I think Jimmy can put up enough of a fight where you at least better stop Jamal Murray”
— The Volume (@TheVolumeSports) June 4, 2023
It’s not a bad strategy from Green, and it could make an impact on the game if Erik Spoelstra and his coaching staff decide to go that route.
One thing’s for sure, the Heat can’t come out with the same strategy and energy they had in Game 1, as it was completely ineffective and resulted in the Nuggets cruising to the win and taking the series out of the gate.
The result of Game 2 will be crucial to how the rest of the series pans out, as a Miami win completely swings the series, and a win for Denver would potentially make it a foregone conclusion that they will be able to win the Larry O. ‘Brian will lift the trophy when it’s all said and done.
Draymond Green comments on changes the Heat will face for Game 2