Mitchell scores 51 points, Jazz beat Nuggets for 3-1 lead
Jamal Murray scores 50 points in losing effort
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - Donovan Mitchell scored 18 of his 51 points in the fourth quarter as the Utah Jazz withstood a 50-point night from Jamal Murray to beat the Denver 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. The Jazz can close it out in Game 5 on Tuesday.
Murray’s 50 points was the most-ever by a Denver player in a postseason game.
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