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Mitchell scores 51 points, Jazz beat Nuggets for 3-1 lead

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Posted at 11:43 PM, Aug 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-24 01:47:14-04

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — It was another historic game for Utah Jazz All-Star Donovan Mitchell Sunday night against the Denver Nuggets.

Mitchell scored 51 points with 18 in the fourth quarter as the Jazz withstood a 50-point night from Jamal Murray to beat the Nuggets 129-127 and take a 3-1 lead in their playoff series.

The 23-year-old Mitchell also scored 57 points in Game 1. He’s now averaging 39.5 points in the series.

Mitchell became the third player in NBA Playoffs history to score 50 or more points twice in a postseason series. He joins Michael Jordan in 1988 and Allen Iverson in 2001.

Murray’s 50 points was the most-ever by a Denver player in a postseason game.

Mitchell and Murray also made history together as the first opponents ever to both score 50 or more points in a playoff game.

The Jazz can close it out in Game 5 on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. (MDT).