Donovan Mitchell Throws Down Emphatic Dunk To Put Utah Jazz Up 30 Points On Denver Nuggets

Aug 21, 2020, 4:13 PM | Updated: 4:14 pm
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Donovan Mitchell #45 of the Utah Jazz moves the ball against the Denver Nuggets during the third quarter in Game Three of the Western Conference First Round during the 2020 NBA Playoffs at AdventHealth Arena at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 21, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
(Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell rocked the rim with a powerful slam dunk to put Utah up 30 points on the scoreboard against the Denver Nuggets.

Mitchell and the Jazz played the Nuggets on Friday, August 21. Utah and Denver entered the meeting with their first-round series tied at 1-1.

The third-year guard jumped in front of a pass by Denver’s Nikola Jokic to create a one-man fast break.

Leaving everyone behind on the other side of the court, Mitchell rose up, reached his right arm back, and threw down a vicious jam to put the Jazz up 90-60 with 1:43 remaining in the third quarter.

Mitchell’s dunk gave him 20 points for the contest on 5-13 field goals. In addition, the NBA All-Star was 2-6 from three and 8-9 from the foul stripe. Mitchell added 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, and a block in his first 28 minutes on the floor.

The guard was one of three Jazzmen with 20 points or more through that point of the game.

Rudy Gobert led Utah with 24 points on 11-15 shooting.

Mike Conley added 20 points on 7-10 field goals, including 6-7 from downtown in his first game back since the birth of his newborn son, Elijah.

Game 3 between the Jazz and Nuggets is broadcast on TNT, AT&T SportsNet, and 97.5 FM.

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