Jamal Murray vs Donovan Mitchell Play off Stats: When the #3 seeded Nuggets took on #6 seeded Jazz, no one had expected it to turn out the way it has.
The entire Nuggets vs Jazz series has turned out to be a duel of the Point Guards. Jamal Murray, who is in his 4th year in the NBA has been going head to head with 2018 NBA RoTY runner-up Donovan Mitchell.
Donovan ‘Spida’ Mitchell is leading the 2020 Playoffs in scoring, with 232 points scored in 6 games, at an average of 38.7ppg. The second in place is Jamal Murray, who has scored 204 points in 6 games, at an average of 34.0ppg.
Both Murray and Donovan have been shooting ’50-55-90’ in the postseason. Murray is shooting 58.7% from the field, 57.4% 3s, and 91.3% free throws. Donovan has made 54.9% of his FG, 55.4% 3s, and is 94.6% from the stripe.
The postseason has seen 4 50pt games, and all 4 have come in this series. Mitchell exploded for 57 in game 1 and 51 in game 4. Murray went off for 50 in game 4, and 50 again in game 6, where they tied the series 3-3.
There have been four 50-point games in this ’20 postseason. That is the most 50-point games in a single postseason in NBA history.
Of course, all four have come via Murray and Mitchell in the Nuggets-Jazz series. pic.twitter.com/2PnoyeD1K9
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 31, 2020
Also Read: “Jamal Murray post-game interview.”
Mitchell vs Murray, word around the league
The face-off of the two Point Guards was an anticipated one, but no one had imagined it to be this intense. All around the league, nay, all over the world, people have been all praise for this matchup.
the Donovan Mitchell vs. Jamal Murray matchup has been some of the purest, most surgical play & shot-making i’ve seen in a while during a single series. every bucket is like a new LP.
— Jawob Murray (@WorldWideWob) August 26, 2020
“These two are the only ‘real’ rivalry in the NBA right now” – Max Kellerman talks about Murray and Mitchell on First Take.
Who will take Game 7?
The Game 7 showdown between Nuggets and Jazz promises to be a cracker of a contest between the two franchise and especially between these two young, high flying guards.
The go big or go home game would be the chance for both the guards to show the world who’s the better player. The winner would end up facing the Clippers for the 2nd round of the playoffs.