Denver Nuggets edge Utah Jazz in Game 7 to complete comeback from 3-1 down

The Denver Nuggets survived a frantic finish to complete a comeback from a 3-1 postseason deficit on Tuesday night, getting a go-ahead hoop from Nikola Jokic with 27.8 seconds remaining for an 80-78 victory over the Utah Jazz in Game 7 of their Western Conference first-round series.

Game leaders

Utah Jazz

  • Points: Donovan Mitchell – 22
  • Assists: Mike Conley – 7
  • Rebounds: Rudy Gobert – 18

 

Denver Nuggets

  • Points: Nikola Jokic – 30
  • Assists: Monte Morris – 5
  • Rebounds: Nikola Jokic – 14

 

Nuggets win series 4-3

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The 4-3 win vaults the third-seeded Nuggets, who had never previously rallied to win a series from down 3-1, into a second-round match-up with the second-seeded LA Clippers. Game 1 takes place in the early hours of Friday morning, live on Sky Sports.

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