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Nuggets 80, Jazz 78; Utah eliminated from NBA playoffs

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Posted at 9:13 PM, Sep 01, 2020

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Nikola Jokic made the tiebreaking basket with 27 seconds left and the Denver Nuggets advanced to the second round of the NBA playoffs by the slimmest of margins.

Denver beat the Utah Jazz 80-78 in Game 7 on Tuesday night when Mike Conley’s 3-pointer spun out at the buzzer.

The Nuggets became the 12th team in NBA history to overcome a 3-1 deficit to win a series, but only after they blew a 19-point lead in this game.

They will advance to face the Los Angeles Clippers in the Western Conference semifinals.