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

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Posted at 5:48 AM, Aug 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-24 07:48:29-04

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.