Donovan Mitchell Drops 24 Points as Jazz Fend off Nuggets’ Furious Comeback

DENVER, CO - FEBRUARY 28: Donovan Mitchell #45 of the Utah Jazz handles the ball against the Denver Nuggets on February 28, 2019 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

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The Utah Jazz outlasted the Denver Nuggets on Thursday night, earning a 111-104 win at Pepsi Center in Denver.

Donovan Mitchell had a game-high 24 points for Utah. With the shot clock winding down late in the fourth quarter, Mitchell hit a right-handed scoop layup to put the Jazz up 104-98.

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His heroics helped Utah avoid throwing away what was at one point an 18-point lead.

Kyle Korver chipped in with 22 points off the bench, his highest total since his trade from the Cleveland Cavaliers. Derrick Favors (15 points, 11 rebounds) and Joe Ingles (15 points, 10 assists) each posted double-doubles.

      

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February 28, 2019 at 10:27PM

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