Jamal Murray will play a key role in determining the Denver Nuggets’ fate in the playoffs. At his best, Denver goes from tough to guard to damn near impossible. Murray’s shown some spring in his step lately and in Friday night’s game in Oklahoma City he brought the juice.

Murray went for 27 points on 11-for-20 shooting, adding 9 assists and 5 rebounds. He did not turn the ball over once in the 115-105 victory. With Murray setting the tone, the Nuggets completed a season sweep of OKC— 4 – 0 —and moved to a tie with the Golden State Warriors atop the Western Conference Standings.

Murray’s heating up at the right time.