Game Grades

Nuggets-Jazz Grades: Murray starts, Lyles finishes Utah

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The Denver Nuggets used a third quarter where they outscored Utah 38-16 to cruise to a 99-91 win over the Jazz for their 14th win at home in 18 tries.

Here’s how each Nuggets player performed.

Jamal Murray (A+) - Maybe it was a Kentucky/Louisville thing with Murray (Kentucky) going up against Jazz point guard Donovan Mitchell (Louisville) who played one year for the Cardinals, maybe it wasn't, but Murray came out with that look in his eye tonight. He was consistent scoring the ball all game. Murray tallied eight points in the first quarter, eight in the second, seven in the third and three more in the fourth once the game was already in hand for a total of 26 points on the night. The highlight of his game was when Murray skyed for an offensive rebound, dribbled the ball out to the three-point line and drilled a three in the third quarter.

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