Watch Nuggets rookie Jamal Murray score 13 points in two minutes

Jamal Murray is hitting his stride. The Nuggets rookie guard scored 24 points on 9-of-13 shooting in Denver’s 110-107 win over the Chicago Bulls.
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Nuggets NBA draft pick Jamal Murray and his father, Roger, at a press conference on June 29, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) Jamal Murray; denver nuggets; colorado; sports; basketball; draft; press conference; kevinjbeaty; denverite;

Jamal Murray is hitting his stride. The Nuggets rookie guard continued his strong play in Denver's 110-107 win over the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday, scoring 24 points on 9-of-13 shooting.

At one point in the second quarter, Murray caught fire and scored 13 points in a span that lasted roughly two minutes of floor time.

(Don't mind the caption in the NBA's tweet, it's inaccurate.)

Murray drained a mid-range jumper from the left elbow with 9:50 in the quarter. Then he hit a fast-break layup, a 3, another 3 and finally and old-fashioned three-point play. His 13-point flurry ended with 7:50 remaining.

It felt like somewhat of a coming out party for the 19-year-old whom Denver took seventh overall this summer. Murray's 24 points surpassed his previous career high of 19. In the 10 games since his 0-for-16 start to his career, Murray is averaging 12.4 points, 2.1 assists and shooting 47.8 percent from 3.

“The guy gets 24 and six (rebounds), and he’s shooting into a hula-hoop right now,” Nuggets coach Michael Malone said after the game. “He’s feeling very confident, and the guys are finding him. And I want him to shoot it. He’s playing at a high level.”

It's early, but Murray is showing flashes of being a special player on the offensive end. That's good news for the Nuggets, considering he doesn't turn 20 until February.

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