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SALT LAKE CITY — Game 7 between the Utah Jazz and Denver Nuggets went down to the final second, as a Mike Conley buzzer-beater missed and the Nuggets won 80-78 to take the series and end the Jazz’s season. Here are three keys from the game.

  • With 17.4 seconds left, the Jazz had a chance to tie or take the lead, but Donovan Mitchell turned the ball over. Torrey Craig missed a layup and Rudy Gobert got the rebound and Mike Conley had a look from 3 for the win, but it missed.
  • After trailing by 19 in the third quarter, Utah rallied back behind Mitchell and Gobert and even took the lead in the fourth quarter but faltered a bit down the stretch.
  • While the game came down to the last second, the Jazz had dug themselves a hole in the first half with a poor effort on both ends of the floor. The Nuggets were also excellent defensively as Utah only had 36 points at halftime and trailed by 14.
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