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Canadian moment of the week: Nuggets' Jamal Murray scores 46 points in win over Suns

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Nearly two months after scoring a career-high 48 points in a win over the Boston Celtics, Jamal Murray (Kitchener, Ont.) is doing it again.

The Nuggets' 21-year-old guard nearly eclipsed his best mark as he erupted for 46 points in the team's four-point road win over the Suns. More impressive than the scoring figure itself is the way in which he got it - Murray finished the night shooting 16-for-24 (66.7 percent) from the field and 9-for-11 (81.8 percent) from 3-point range.

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Murray's nine made 3-pointers are a career-best, and the most made by a Canadian since Steve Nash sank eight 3-pointers in the same arena on March 31, 2008.

In addition to a big scoring night, the third-year guard finished the night with eight assists and six assists. Denver needed contributions from across the board as the close win snapped the team's four-game road losing streak.

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The Kitchener native is having a career season, averaging 18.6 points, 4.9 assists and 4.6 rebounds through 34 games. His play has helped keep the Nuggets atop the Western Conference standings despite dealing with a myriad of injuries to key players.

Denver will continue to lean on Murray as its three-game slate in the upcoming week consists of a home game against New York Tuesday, a visit to Sacramento Thursday and a meeting with Charlotte at home Saturday.

2018-19 Canadian Moments of the Week
Week 1 Kelly Olynyk's first-ever game winner WATCH
Week 2 Jamal Murray dunks over the Lakers WATCH
Week 3 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander gets fancy on the break WATCH
Week 4 Dwight Powell's alley-oop finish WATCH
Week 5 Andrew Wiggins elevates through contact WATCH
Week 6 Nik Stauskas beats the buzzer from 40 feet out WATCH
Week 7 Trey Lyles shows off his range to beat the buzzer WATCH
Week 8 Andrew Wiggins rises for the putback slam WATCH
Week 9 Jamal Murray sits down with NBA Canada WATCH
Week 10 A look back at the best Canadian Christmas Day performances READ

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