by Elmer Mejia | Game two between the Jazz and the Nuggets took place today. The evenly-matched series was great from the get-go. Joe Ingles connected his first couple of three’s and had eight quick points in the first six minutes. Jokic was playing lights-out basketball by scoring the first 11 of the first 13 Nuggets points. The Jazz went on a 10-0 run before the quarter ended. The Nuggets responded with a 7-0 run. The Jazz led at the end of the first quarter 27-25.
In the second quarter Jordan Clarkson started off great from the bench, taking advantage of the minutes he was given. He ended the first half with 16 points. Michael Porter Jr. of the Nuggets was red hot while Jokic was playing well as usual. The Nuggets had a three-minute drought, though, until Jokic ended it. Gobert was great both offensively and defensively. The Jazz went on a 20-6 run in the last five minutes of the quarter and went into halftime ahead 61-48.
The Jazz were on fire as the third quarter started. Mitchell was a scoring machine. The Jazz collectively played a beautiful quarter. It seemed like every shot they took was going in. Clarkson was playing the best game of his life as far as scoring was concerned. The Jazz were just playing elite
basketball and were extremely motivated. The Jazz outscored the Nuggets 43-29 in the third . They put on a scoring show and were brilliant.
In the last quarter, the Jazz kept the lead and it seemed like the game was over for the Nuggets. The Jazz rested the starters as the high-scoring third quarter proved that it was enough to maintain a healthy lead. Mitchell ended with 30 points, Clarkson had a career high of 26, Gobert had 19, and Ingles had 18.
The Utah Jazz had a high scoring game even without Mike Conley. They shot 52% from the field and made 20 three-pointers. They had more steals, more blocks, and more assists. It was a well-rounded game and a much needed win to take momentum into the next game in the series. The Jazz took game two with a 124-105 win.
Tune in to Game 3 this Friday at 2 pm MST on TNT.
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