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NBA: Nuggets Stay Alive, Beats Jazz In Game 5 Behind Murray's 42

Orlando, USA - The Denver Nuggets live for another day as Jamal Murray scores 42 points to lift his team over the Utah Jazz in Game 5, 117-107. Jazz still leads the series, 3-2.

Murray's 42 leads all scorers and he also had eight rebounds, eight assists and four three-pointers to go with it. Nikola Jokic came up big draining seven three-pointers including a dagger in the last two minutues of gameplay. He finished with 31 points, six rebounds, four assists and a block.

Michael Porter Jr. chipped in with 15 points off the bench while Jerami Grant added 13 as the starting forward.

On the other side of the fence, Donovan Mitchell had a 30-point performance along with five assists and four triples. Mike Conley and Jordan Clarkson each had 17 for the Jazz.

Nuggets can tie the series as they enter another do-or-die game this coming Thursday, August 27.

The Scores:

Nuggets (117) - Murray 42, Jokic 31, Porter 15, Grant 13, Craig 5, Millsap 4, Morris 4, Dozier 3, Plumlee 0.

Jazz (107) - Mitchell 30, Clarkson 17, Conley 17, Ingles 13, Gobert 11, O'Neale 10, Niang 7, Bradley 2, Morgan 0.

Quarterscores: 33-32, 54- 44, 86-82, 117-107.

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