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Jamal Murray grabbed a bite of pretzel from courtside fan during shooting slump

San Antonio Spurs v Denver Nuggets - Game Two

DENVER, COLORADO - APRIL 16: Jamal Murray #27 of the Denver Nuggets puts up a three point shot against the San Antonio Spurs in the fourth quarter during game two of the first round of the NBA Playoffs at the Pepsi Center on April 16, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

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Maybe Jamal Murray needs to start downing pretzels before games like Stephen Curry does popcorn.

Murray was struggling through the first seven quarters on these NBA playoffs, going 8-of-33 (24.2 percent) and shooting his team out of games. During that slump, he chased a deflected ball into the crowd, and while there took a bite of the fan’s snack.

After the game, Murray said it was a pretzel, and he regretted the move because it was dry.

However, in the fourth quarter Murray took over, scoring 21 points on 8-of-9 shooting to help fuel Denver’s comeback win. Was it the pretzel that changed things? You can’t prove it wasn’t the pretzel.

Mike Malone needs to make sure Murray’s locker in San Antonio always has a couple of bags of Rold Gold in there.