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Jazz’s Mitchell brushes off Shaq’s postgame criticism

Donovan Mitchell scored a season-high 36 points in the Utah Jazz’s win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday but was quickly confronted with Shaquille O’Neal’s criticism on TNT’s broadcast.

Mitchell was asked about the awkward exchange afterward and brushed it off.

“We’re on a seven-game win streak right now, we’re playing good basketball. I hate to take a win like this and make it about what they said about me,” the Jazz guard said, according to the Salt Lake Tribune’s Eric Walden. “You look at how we played and guarded, I’m happy.”

Earlier in the program, O’Neal and Charles Barkley said Mitchell’s impact is limited to scoring.

Jazz center Rudy Gobert – who’s also received criticism from Shaq – said the proof

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Nuggets star Jamal Murray immediately ran over and consoled Donovan Mitchell after a chaotic final sequence that ended the Jazz’s season

Donovan Mitchell and Jamal Murray embrace after the Nuggets beat the Jazz in Game 7. 

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Donovan Mitchell and Jamal Murray embrace after the Nuggets beat the Jazz in Game 7.
  • The Denver Nuggets escaped the first round of the playoffs when the Utah Jazz turned the ball over, then missed a buzzer-beating three-pointer in the final seconds.

  • After the final buzzer, Nuggets guard Jamal Murray ran to Jazz star Donovan Mitchell and consoled him.

  • Murray and Mitchell had an historic battle, combining for 475 total points, the most by two opponents in a series in NBA history.

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Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray showed some good sportsmanship after the Nuggets squeezed by the Utah Jazz to advance in the NBA playoffs with a wild, 80-78 Game 7 win.

After Jazz guard Mike Conley’s buzzer-beating three-point attempt rimmed out to seal the Nuggets’ win, escaping after a wild final

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