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The Only Game In NBA Playoff History Where Two Players Scored 50 Or More Points

The Only Game In NBA Playoff History Where Two Players Scored 50 Or More Points

The NBA season was shaken to its core during the 2019-2020 season. This was of course due to the COVID-19 virus that has and still is devastating the entire world.

The season was postponed on March 11, 2020, and it didn't resume until July 30, 2020. When the season resumed, it was played in what's known as “the bubble” at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Disney World.

The NBA Season Returns

When the NBA season returned, only the top 22 teams, record-wise, returned to play.

The teams would play eight games to settle the debate of which teams would make the top 16, which qualifies for the playoffs.

Once the dust settled, the playoffs were set and two of the lucky teams to make the playoff bubble were the Denver Nuggets and the Utah Jazz.

The Nuggets and Jazz met in the first round of the playoffs, and they'd give fans a seven-game series to remember.

Donovan Mitchell And Jamal Murray Make History

The Utah Jazz star player, Donovan Mitchell and the Denver Nuggets up-and-coming star, Jamal Murray took advantage of the NBA restart in the bubble.

In their first-round matchup, a series that went the full seven games, the two players combined to have four 50 plus point games.

This was incredible, but what happened specifically in Game 4, really was something to tip your hat to.

Game 4 between the Utah Jazz and the Denver Nuggets saw a final score of 129-127, in favor of the Utah Jazz. The Jazz would take a 3-1 series lead, just to lose in the series in seven games.

The incredible feat that occurred in Game 4 wasn't a team achievement, it was a “two-player” achievement.

Jamal Murray scored 50 points on 18-31 shooting and 9-15 shooting from three-point land. Murray did all this in a loss.

The reason Murray's performance failed to give his Nuggets a victory is because of Donovan Mitchell's performance. Mitchell scored 51 points on 15-27 shooting while making 17-18 free throws.

This game became the first game in NBA playoff history where two opposing players scored 50 points or more in the same game.

Some people claim this happened because of the bubble. There were no fans to distract the players. No travel was involved to wear out the players. They try to diminish Mitchell and Murray's achievements.

But in reality, those things don't matter. What matters is, after a long drought of NBA basketball, Donovan Mitchell and Jamal Murray gave basketball fans some excitement and an opportunity to forget the tragedies of the world and a chance to watch great, competitive basketball.


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