Jamal Murray spoke of his excitement on facing Damian Lillard in the Western Conference semifinals.

“I love competing against Dame. He’s a competitor. He goes at you, doesn’t disrespect you, just plays the right way, plays for his team and plays for his city. I love going against him. It’s going to be a challenge, and it’s going to be a lot of fun,” said Murray.

Murray scored 16 out of his 23 points in the second half of game 7 to eliminate the Spurs.

The Nuggets won 3 out of 4 games in the regular season against the Blazers.