Playoffs 2020

NBA Playoffs 2020: Game 7 fast facts and history for Utah Jazz and Denver Nuggets

The sixth-seeded Utah Jazz and third-seeded Denver Nuggets are set to meet in the 136th Game 7 in NBA history.

Unlike the previous 135 games, this will be the first-ever Game 7 played at a netural site, as part of the 2020 NBA restart at Disney's Wide World of Sports in Orlando, FL. With home-court advantage out of the equation, this will be a game unlike anything we've ever seen before.

Who will rise to the occasion?

Take a look at some fast facts on the history of Game 7s with respect to these two teams.

Game 7 Fast Facts

  • The higher seed has an all time record of 106-29 (.785) in Game 7
  • There were three Game 7s in 2019 and the higher-seeded team was 2-1.
    • Western Conference First Round: No. 2 Denver Nuggets 90, No. 7 San Antonio Spurs 86
    • Western Conference Semifinals: No. 3 Portland Trail Blazers 100, No. 2 Denver Nuggets 96
    • Eastern Conference Semifinals: No. 2 Toronto Raptors 92, Philadelphia 76ers 90
  • The Nuggets have played in five Game 7s in franchise history, holding a record of 2-3.
  • Denver played in two of last season's three Game 7s, losing in the Western Conference Semifinals to Portland
    • Torrey Craig, Gary Harris, Nikola Jokic, Paul Millsap, Monte Morris, Jamal Murray and Mason Plumlee each saw action in that one.
  • The Jazz have also played in five Game 7s all-time, holding a record of 3-2.
  • Utah's most recent Game 7 came in 2017, as it defeated the LA Clippers in Game 7 of the opening round.
    • Rudy Gobert and Joe Ingles are the only remaining members from that team
    • Jordan Clarkson (2) and Mike Conley (3) are the other two active Jazz members with Game 7 experience

What can be expected from Jamal Murray and Donovan Mitchell?

  • Sam Jones (1963) and Dominique Wilkins (1988) share the record for most points scored in a Game 7 with 47.
  • The most combined points by duelling opponents in a Game 7 are 86, set by LeBron James (45) and Paul Pierce (41) in 2008.

The Jazz and Nuggets take the floor for Game 7 at 6 a.m IST.

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