WATCH: Utah Jazz Stars Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert Lash Out at Chairs During Game 6 Loss

Published 08/31/2020, 12:01 AM EDT


After going 3-1 up in the series, the Utah Jazz are now in a dangerous slump. Tonight, they lost their second consecutive game to the Denver Nuggets, going down 119-107. Donovan Mitchell tried to keep them in the game, but Jamal Murray on the other end was in blistering form as he forced a Game 7.

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Not only was it a bad day for the Jazz but also for the chairs in the arena. As they walked back to the locker room following the defeat, Mitchell lashed out at the steel chairs, kicking at them in anger.

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Mitchell tried his best, scoring a monster 44 points while shooting 9/13 from the three-point line. Despite his brilliant scoring, the rest of the team couldn’t rally behind him as they ended up losing by 12 points.

Another chair falls victim to the Utah Jazz

During the second half, Jazz center Rudy Gobert couldn’t hide his frustration as he stomped a steel chair on his way to a timeout. The Jazz were trying their best on offense, but the Nuggets refused to surrender their lead. Unable to impact the game, Gobert just let out his frustration on the chairs.

In the last two games, the Jazz have fallen victim to Jamal Murray’s onslaught. They have been unable to contain him, and that has been their downfall. Tonight he had 50 points while shooting 70% from the field.

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On the offense, the Jazz were kept in the fight only by Mitchell and later Mike Conley, who chipped in with 21 points. It was a disappointing outing for Jordan Clarkson who went 5/14 from the field as he let his team down.

The Jazz have to offer more support to Mitchell on offense and cannot expect him to bail them out every night. As they head into Game 7, they don’t have momentum on their side. Coach Quin Snyder will be under pressure as his team attempts to avoid giving away a 3-1 lead.

This will be the first Game 7 of the 2020 Playoffs, and it promises to be a thriller.

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Aaron Mathew is a sports analyst at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Mass Media from Xavier’s College, Aaron has been a part of EssentiallySports since May 2020 where he covers both NBA and NCAA basketball news, and has also covered NBA 2K. In the past, Aaron has worked at the Sports Desk of Mumbai Mirror.

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