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Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell may have played the game of his life at the start of the NBA play-offs - but ultimately it wasn't even enough to take the lead in the best-of-seven series the Denver Nuggets, who prevailed 135: 125.

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At the Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando (Florida), Utah's Guard Mitchell was in great shape. The 23-year-old threw a total of 57 points and entered his name in the history books of Utah Jazz. Never before had a player scored so much in a post-season game. The previous record holder was club legend Karl Malone, who scored 50 points in 2000.

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In the Denver Nuggets, Jamal Murray advanced to the match winner with his striking performance in overtime. The point guard posted ten of his 36 points in extra time, collected nine assists and played a key role in his team's 135: 125 victory.


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