LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — 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 commanding 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 at 4:30 p.m. MST. Murray’s 50 points was the most-ever by a Denver player in a postseason game.
Nikola Jokic added 29 for Denver, while Paul Millsap scored 16 and Jerami Grant had 12 points.