The Denver Nuggets are still alive. After going down 3-1 to the Utah Jazz in their first-round series, they’ve now won two straight to tie the series at 3-3 and force Game 7. They came back from an early double-digit deficit to take Game 6 on Sunday night, 119-107.
Jamal Murray led the way again for the Nuggets, finishing with 50 points, five rebounds and six assists for his third straight game with at least 40 points. He’s the first player to pull that off in the playoffs since Allen Iverson in 2001. Nikola Jokic went for 20 points and nine assists, while Jerami Grant hit four 3-pointers en route to chipping in 18 points.
As for Utah, they were led once again by Donovan Mitchell, who had another big game himself, going for 44 points, six rebounds and five assists. He didn’t get much help, however, with Mike Conley being the only other Utah player to score more than 20 points. Now, they’ll have to regroup and get ready for Game 7.