As former Kentucky Wildcat Jamal Murray (Denver) and former Louisville Cardinal Donovan Mitchell (Utah) went back and forth each game, we were gifted one of the better NBA Playoff series we’ve ever seen.
So many points, swings, clutch shots and inspirational moments that went for so much more than the game of basketball itself. It’s not quite a rivalry like Bird-Magic or Thomas-Jordan, but Mitchell and Murray certainly have many years ahead of them which they’ll have the opportunity to go head-to-head.
Both are special players in their own right and have the talent to potentially reach the Hall of Fame. If they can both keep playing like they did during the NBA Bubble, we’re in for a real treat for years to come.
As for now, Mitchell will return to Utah while Murray advances to play the L.A. Clippers in the second round of the NBA Playoffs.
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This goes down as one of the greatest NBA Playoff series we’ve ever seen.
Marcus Smart’s 3-point barrage in the fourth also helped.
This season’s offense will definitely have more passing than last year.
This could most certainly carry over into the postseason.
Kentucky landed an absolute stud.
Big-time pay day for Matt Stafford’s protection.
How is UK-Auburn a noon game?
Serena looking good coming out of the gate.
The ring didn’t even last for two years.