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Utah Jazz's Joe Ingles (2) and Donovan Mitchell, bottom right, sit on the floor after their 80-78 loss to the Denver Nuggets during an NBA first round playoff basketball game, Tuesday, Sept. 1,2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Mitchell: 'Just the beginning' for Jazz after playoff loss

Sep. 2, 2020 1:55 PM EDT

Jazz All-Star guard Donovan Mitchell was hypercritical of Utah's playoff losses to Denver: His eight-second violation in Game 1. Blowing a big lead in Game 5. Not matching Denver’s intensity in Game 6. Losing the ball late in a back-and-forth Game 7. It all added up to sixth-seeded Utah being on the wrong...

Utah Jazz's Donovan Mitchell (45) and Denver Nuggets' Jamal Murray, center rear, greet each other after their NBA first round playoff basketball game, Tuesday, Sept. 1,2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Nuggets won 80-78. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Nuggets edge Jazz 80-78 to complete comeback from 3-1 down

Sep. 2, 2020 12:29 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jamal Murray helped a heartbroken Donovan Mitchell off the floor for a handshake and hug, a show of respect between players who had a memorable battle in the bubble. They traded historic offensive fireworks for six games, before Game 7 turned into an old-fashioned defensive...

Denver Nuggets' Jamal Murray (27) becomes emotional during an interview after an NBA basketball first round playoff game against the Utah Jazz Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Nuggets won 119-107. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Game 7 awaits Mitchell and Murray; Game 2 in Celtics-Raptors

Aug. 31, 2020 5:04 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — For Utah and Denver, Game 7 awaits. For Toronto, so may a Game 7 approach. The entertaining Western Conference first-round series between Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell and Nuggets guard Jamal Murray — the two leading scorers in the NBA playoffs, averaging a combined 72.7...

Los Angeles Clippers' Kawhi Leonard (2) fouls Dallas Mavericks' Luka Doncic (77) during the second half of an NBA first round playoff game Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

With Clippers moving on, Leonard rolls into second round

Aug. 31, 2020 2:40 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Kawhi Leonard has been the star of two championship runs, winning NBA Finals honors with San Antonio and Toronto. He's playing better now than in either of those. Leonard will ride a career-best streak of five straight 30-point postseason games into the Western Conference...

Denver Nuggets' Jamal Murray reacts after making a 3-pointer against the Utah Jazz during the second half of an NBA basketball first round playoff game Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Murray outduels Mitchell, sets up first Game 7 in the bubble

Aug. 31, 2020 12:16 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Jamal Murray-Donovan Mitchell duel will be settled in the first Game 7 in the bubble. Murray extended his torrid run with 50 more points, leading the Denver Nuggets to a 119-107 victory over the Utah Jazz on Sunday night. Murray had his second 50-point game of the series...

FILE - Real Salt Lake owner Dell Loy Hansen presents his vision for a new minor league soccer stadium on Sept. 10, 2014, in Salt Lake City. Hansen has come under criticism for comments he made on a radio show after RSL players decided not to take the field for a match to protest racial injustice. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Real Salt Lake owner to sell teams amid reports of racism

Aug. 30, 2020 2:33 PM EDT

Real Salt Lake owner Dell Loy Hansen will sell his soccer teams in the wake of reports that he made racist comments, Major League Soccer said Sunday. Hansen's Utah Soccer Holdings includes his MLS club, the Utah Royals of the National Women's Soccer League and the United Soccer League's Real Monarchs. MLS...

Dallas Mavericks' Luka Doncic (77) drops to the floor while chasing a loose ball during the first half of an NBA basketball first round playoff game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)

Doncic, Murray hope their shows won't be over in the bubble

Aug. 29, 2020 6:19 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Luka Doncic and Jamal Murray have put on some of the best shows in the bubble. Without another one Sunday, their shows may be over. With their teams facing elimination, Doncic and Murray might be down to their final day at Disney when they play the two Game 6s in the Western...

Jamal Murray of the Denver Nuggets reacts after a shot during the second half of Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Mike Ehrmann/Pool Photo via AP)

Murray scores 42, Nuggets beat Jazz 117-107 in Game 5

Aug. 25, 2020 10:27 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jamal Murray scored 33 of his 42 points in a second half where he played every minute and the Denver Nuggets avoided elimination by beating the Utah Jazz 117-107 on Tuesday night in Game 5. The Nuggets trail the sixth-seeded Jazz 3-2 with Game 6 on Thursday. Murray was...

Dallas Mavericks' Luka Doncic, left, hits a winning three-point basket against Los Angeles Clippers' Reggie Jackson (1) during overtime of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)

Doncic and Mitchell reaching new heights in the postseason

Aug. 24, 2020 6:23 PM EDT

One after the other, Luka Doncic and Donovan Mitchell turned in record book-worthy performances on the same court at Disney. In different series. And in different fashions, too. But the two young players have their opponents sharing a similar dilemma: How to stop them? Or at least, slow them down. Doncic and the...

Utah Jazz's Donovan Mitchell drives against Denver Nuggets' Paul Millsap and Torrey Craig (3) during the fourth quarter of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)

Mitchell scores 51 points, Jazz beat Nuggets for 3-1 lead

Aug. 24, 2020 1:18 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Donovan Mitchell added his name to a prestigious list that includes Michael Jordan, Allen Iverson and Wilt Chamberlain. The four are the only NBA players to notch two 50 or more point games in a single postseason. And Mitchell looks to just be getting started. Mitchell scored...