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Donovan Mitchell drops career-high 57 points in 2020 playoff debut

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It was a historic afternoon for the former Cardinal.

Utah Jazz v Denver Nuggets - Game One Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images

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.

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.

Here’s some of the best of Don from Monday afternoon:

Game Two between Utah and Denver at set for a 4 p.m. ET tip on Wednesday.