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Denver Nuggets vs Utah Jazz, American Basketball League Playoffs, Match Prediction

Denver Nuggets takes on Utah Jazz in the second game of the playoff round in American Basketball League 2019-20.

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Utah Jazz is the “road” team as they take on the third-seeded Denver Nuggets in the second game of the playoff round. Denver Nuggets off to a winning start by taking the first game of the postseason. Nuggets locked into the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference and they finished their regular season with 117-109 defeat to Toronto Raptors. 

In the 7-matches series of the Postseason, Utah Jazz had a tough start as Nuggets took the first quarter 31-25 but the second quarter was competitive with 27-28. Jazz put a valiant effort in the third quarter by taking it 19-31 to went ahead in the game with a 5-point advantage. In the final quarter, The Jazz led by four with two minutes left in the game before Donovan Mitchell took a tough eight-second call and Denver recovered the 5-point advantage to take the game into the overtime. In the extra session, Denver clinched the set 20-10 to take 1-0 lead in the playoff round. 

Utah shot 47.4 percent from the field, including 16 of 47 from the three-point range while Nuggets shot 51.6 percent from the field, including 22 of 41 from beyond the arc. Jamal Murray led Nuggets with 36 points and five rebounds in 40 minutes while Nikola Jokic scored 29 points plus 10 boards in the victory. For Utah Jazz, Donovan Mitchell scored record 57 points plus 9 boards and dishing out 7 assists. 

Starting possible lineups 

Denver Nuggets 

Jamal Murray (PG), Torrey Craig (SG), Michael Porter Jr. (SF), Paul Millsap (PF), Nikola Jokic (C)

Utah Jazz 

Donovan Mitchell (SG), Joe Ingles (SG), Royce O'Neale (SF), Rudy Gobert (C), Juwan Morgan (PF) 

Key Players (Stats from postseason) 

Denver Nuggets  

Nikola Jokic (C): 29 points, 10 rebounds  

Jamal Murray (PG): 36 points, 5 rebounds 

Michael Porter Jr. (SF): 13 points, 8 rebounds

Utah Jazz

Donovan Mitchell (SG): 57 points, 9 rebounds 

Joe Ingles (SG): 19 points, 5 rebounds 

Jordan Clarkson (PG): 18 points, 4 rebounds 


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