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Murray returns to power Nuggets past Jazz 134-132 in 2 OTs

Denver secured at least the No. 4 spot in the playoffs with Saturday's win.
Credit: Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP
Denver Nuggets' Jamal Murray reacts after a three-point basket against the Utah Jazz during double overtime of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Jamal Murray scored 23 points in his first game of the NBA restart and made the tying and go-ahead baskets as the Denver Nuggets beat the Utah Jazz 134-132 in two overtimes.

The Nuggets overcame Donovan Mitchell’s 35 points for Utah. Mitchell made a 3-pointer with 4.2 seconds remaining in the second overtime but missed a desperation heave from near half-court as the game ended.

Murray was playing his first game since March 11 after missing four with left hamstring tightness.

He sank a fallaway jumper for a 123-all tie and then beat the shot clock with a go-ahead 3-pointer.

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