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Astonishing photo shows how close Jazz was to beating the Nuggets


We were all treated to quite a nail-biter on Tuesday as the Utah Jazz were eliminated by the Denver Nuggets in Game 7 of this tightly-contested first-round series. Jazz guard Mike Conley put up a last-second heave that would have won the game for Utah, and the image below depicts just how close they were to advancing to the next round.

Conley’s shot was literally halfway in:

The Jazz were down two points when Conley threw up that 3-point attempt at the buzzer, so had they been afforded with a little bit more luck, it should have been Utah who was celebrating the victory right now. Such are the breaks of the game, though, and instead, the Jazz will disappointingly head home after giving up a 3-1 lead in the series.

What makes this photo even more awesome is how Jazz star Donovan Mitchell is captured at this exact moment. He too was halfway from celebrating Conley’s potential game-winner, but unfortunately for them, this just wasn’t going to be their night.

It was actually Mitchell who turned the ball over in the previous possession, as he tried to drive to the basket. It was a another tough break for the Jazz, who got exactly what they wanted when they placed the ball in the hands of their best player for what could have been a game-tying or a game-winning possession.

Utah will now head home after what was an epic series. It’s back to the drawing board for them in what should be a very interesting offseason for this team.