Dallas Mavericks Jalen Brunson stays hot, scores 31 in Game 3 win over Utah Jazz

Utah Jazz forward Royce O'Neale had just delivered a running elbow to Brunson's back as players positioned themselves for a rebound, 

That's about the only way the Jazz have managed to slow down Brunson over the past couple of games.

The Mavs seized a 2-1 series lead with a 126-118 win in large part because Brunson delivered his second consecutive spectacular 

Doncic has been ramping up his basketball activity and hopes to make his series debut in Saturday's Game 4.

Brunson had 31 points on 12-of-22 shooting. That came on the heels of a career-high 41 points on 15-of-25 shooting in Monday's Game 2 win.

It's the first time Brunson, a four-year veteran, has scored 30 or more points in consecutive games in his NBA career.

"It's just me being myself, just trying to help my team win," said Brunson, who also had five assists Thursday. 

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