Donovan Mitchell vs. Jamal Murray.
One more time.
It’s been the best matchup of the first round, the Denver Nuggets and Utah Jazz — six games with a level of shotmaking between their two best players that is flat-out ridiculous. When Murray or Mitchell shoot, you expect the shot to go in, regardless of how well guarded they are or where they are on the court.
Sunday night, Murray dropped 50 on Utah to lead Denver to a 119-107 win and force a Game 7 on Tuesday. Murray was unstoppable.
After the game, an emotional Murray talked about his shoes — with Breonna Taylor on one and George Floyd on the other — and how the players found a cause they wanted to play for.
Mitchell had 44 points on 25 shots for the game.
Denver played better defense in this one, trapping picks and coming out high, and forcing other Utah players to beat them. Mike Conley had 21 but overall Mitchell did not get the help he needed.
Mitchell and Murray are going to put on a show in Game 7 on Tuesday. Whichever one gets more help from their supporting cast will move on to face the Clippers in the next round.