Jamal Murray credited a newfound energy for the Denver Nuggets' 110-101 win over the Los Angeles Clippers in game 2 to tie the series.
Murray and Michael Malone admitted that the team was tired in game 1 following a seven game series against the Jazz.
"Our energy, we had good energy. We talked more, we helped out more, our one-on-one defense was better. We made shots. There wasn't a big difference between Game 1 and Game 2. We just made shots and came out with the right energy," said Murray.
Murray finished the game with 27 points on 10-of-21 shooting from the field.
Malone pointed to an increase in off-ball movement for the win.
"The big point of emphasis coming out of Game 1 was, as the game wore on, we stood, the ball didn't move, the bodies didn't move. We just came down and settled. We didn't make their defense work at all. I felt tonight there was a marked difference in our approach, our energy, our movement. And we made ourselves a lot harder to guard."