NBA, Utah Jazz eliminated by Denver

Low score and very tight race between Nuggets and Jazz, won by Denver only in the final thanks to Nikola Jokic’s super basket – stamped on Rudy Gobert’s face less than 30 seconds from the siren – which Utah did not have the clarity to replicate. In fact, Donovan Mitchell badly loses the last ball touched in his series, Denver on the other misses the shot of the knockout in transition with Torrey Craig and the Jazz have time for Mike Conley’s desperate attempt at the end – only ended on the second iron.

Denver thus becomes the 12th team in playoff history to complete a comeback after falling 1-3 in the series, despite having lost 19 points of advantage in Game-7. Merit of the 30 points and 14 rebounds put on the scoresheet by Jokic – protagonist in a challenge that was decided above all under the basket.