Watch: Crowd explodes for Jokic, MPJ and Murray in Nuggets opener

Oct 22, 2022, 7:27 PM
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The Denver Nuggets returned home for the first time in the 2022-23 NBA regular season, which meant Jamal Murray’s first meaningful action on the hardwood in years, Michael Porter Jr.’s first appearance in some time as well, and Nikola Jokic’s first time back at Ball Arena since winning his second MVP.

Murray got a strong ovation when he was introduce into the starting lineup for his second game back after tearing his ACL in the spring of 2021. So too did Porter and the Jokic.

Murray followed it up with a short speech to the fans.

Meanwhile, the Nuggets celebrated Jokic’s second MVP with a video tribute during the first TV timeout.

Denver also debuted their revised City edition uniforms. And the Nuggets PA played Bones Hyland’s newest song prior to the game. The crowd was on fire to welcome home their Nuggets.

The Nuggets went 1-1 on the road to start the season with a big win Friday night at Golden State.



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