Is there a player in the NBA right now that is playing better than Jamal Murray? At this moment it’s hard to make a case for anyone else, and on Sunday he continued to show why he’s been one of the most underrated stars in the league. For the second time in the Denver Nuggets’ series with the Utah Jazz, he dropped 50 points or more. His 50 here, on 17 of 24 from the floor overall and 9 of 12 from three-point land, helped them capture a must-win Game 6 by a score of 119-107.
Donovan Mitchell played very well, as he’s been doing the entire series, and came up on the short end with 44 of his own. The Nuggets had been down 3-1 after four games and appeared to be heading out the door. Speaking of which, that is what the Dallas Mavericks will be doing following their loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday. The 111-97 loss came despite a near triple-double from Luka Doncic, who had 38 points, nine rebounds, and nine assists. Kawhi Leonard led the charger for the Clippers, putting up 33 points and grabbing 14 boards to ensure they moved on in what has been a tough series. Earlier in the day, the second round began in the East as the Toronto Raptors took on the Boston Celtics. The Celtics largely dominated proceedings, easing to a 112-94 win. Jayson Tatum led all scorers with 21 for the Celtics, while the Raptors’ highest scorer was Kyle Lowry at just 17.
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