• The Denver Nuggets rallied back from a 3-1 deficit to defeat the Utah Jazz
  • Donovan Mitchell broke the record for the most threes made in a playoff series with 33
  • Jamal Murray trails Mitchell with 32 makes from beyond the arc

The duel between Jamal Murray and Donovan Mitchell featured numerous milestones, including tying and breaking the 3-point record set by the Golden State Warriors’ Splash Brothers. The Denver Nuggets’ and the Utah Jazz’s young stars are now among the leaders in most threes made in a playoff series.

One of the main strengths of the Warriors during their dominating years were rooted in their three-point shooting. The record for the most shots made beyond the arc was initially set by Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry where they tallied 30 and 32 respectively in the 2016 Western Conference Finals. This was immediately tied by Curry again in the Finals of that same year with 32 threes made.

In this historic first-round matchup, Murray was able to garner 32 makes from long distance. But it was Mitchell who came out on top of everyone as he set the new record with 33 makes. Although Mitchell came up short in the series, the performances these two made have been momentous.

The two young guards join Michael Jordan and Allen Iverson as the only players to score more than 50 points twice in the same postseason series.

The Nuggets were able to outlast the Jazz in a tightly contested game seven where the series ended down to the final possession. While the matchup between the two teams highlighted great offensive abilities, the final game was a defensive special as the Nuggets reigned supreme on a close 80-78 win. With the guidance of Murray, Denver was able to secure the come from behind victory and become only the 12th team in league history to bounce back from a 3-1 deficit.

After the match, Mitchell shared that the current events happening outside the bubble

“This is a game. People lost their family members to police brutality and racism and s---. I can only imagine. The way that I’m feeling right now is nothing compared to that,” the All-Star said.

Despite the loss, Mitchell tallied a remarkable stat line as he is the first player in NBA history to average more than 35 points a game on more than 50% in field goal and three-point percentage and at least 90% from the free-throw line.

The Nuggets on the other hand are off to the second round against the Los Angeles Clippers care of the 22 points by Murray and the additional 30 points and 14 rebounds by Nikola Jokic.

Utah's Donovan Mitchell fires against Jamal Murray of Denver in the Jazz's 124-105 NBA playoff victory over the Nuggets
Utah's Donovan Mitchell fires against Jamal Murray of Denver in the Jazz's 124-105 NBA playoff victory over the Nuggets GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / POOL