Here are the Game 5 highlights of the match between the Utah Jazz and the Denver Nuggets which was scheduled on August 26, 2020 (Local Time).
The Utah Jazz got defeated by the Denver Nuggets as they went hot in the second half to force another game.
Within the first half, Jamal Murray just went quiet as he let his center, Nikola Jokic to do the work. In the second half, he went monstrous as he scored 17 points in the third quarter alone.
Also, he is also the main player in the fourth quarter in scoring. He is the main reason why they won this game as he put shots after shots in the last minutes of the fourth quarter. He also finished the game with a near triple-double performance. He scored 42 huge points, most of them coming from his monstrous second half, dishing out 8 assists and grabbed 8 rebounds.
“The Joker” did his job mostly in the first half. In the first quarter when the Nuggets were down by 8 points at 8-16, he stepped up and hit three after three. He went for 11 quick points. He finished the game with 31 points, grabbed 6 rebounds, and dimed 4 assists. Because of his soft touch, he hit 7 three-pointers throughout the game.
Michael Porter Jr., who came from the bench, scored 15 points and grabbed 5 rebounds.
On the contrary, despite leading 15 points in the game, they still got overpowered by the Nuggets and Jamal Murray.
Their elite point guard, Donovan Mitchell went hungry for the win because they are only one win away from winning the entire series. He ended the game with 30 points and dished out 5 assists. Not only that, he also hit 4 three-pointers.
The tall center from France, Rudy Gobert finished the game with a double-double performance as he scored 11 points and grabbed 12 boards.
The veteran point guard, a former-Grizzly, Mike Conley scored 17 points and hit 2 three-pointers.
The Nuggets forces another game with the final score of 107 – 117.
The series will resume on Friday at 4:00 AM for Game 6.
Nuggets (117) – Murray 42, Jokic 31, Porter Jr. 15, Grant 13, Craig 5.
Jazz (107) – Mitchell 30, Conley 17, Clarkson 17, Ingles 13, Gobert 11.