The first game of Donovan Mitchell’s third run in the NBA Playoffs proved to be a historic one for the former Cardinal.
Mitchell dropped a career-high 57 points on 19-of-33 shooting, setting a Utah Jazz franchise record for most points in a playoff game in the process. The 57 points were actually the third-most in NBA Playoffs history, slotting Mitchell behind only Michael Jordan and Elgin Baylor.
Most Points in NBA Playoff History— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) August 17, 2020
63: Michael Jordan
61: Elgin Baylor
57: Donovan Mitchell
56: Michael Jordan
56: Charles Barkley
56: Wilt Chamberlain https://t.co/reYeRilCcx
Unfortunately, like Jordan, Mitchell’s sensational performance came in a losing effort. The Denver Nuggets took Game One of the series from the Jazz, 135-125 in overtime. Denver was led by former Kentucky standout Jamal Murray, who scored 36 points, including 10 in overtime.
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Game Two between Utah and Denver at set for a 4 p.m. ET tip on Wednesday.