Donovan Mitchell Scores 37 Leads Utah Jazz to Game 2 Win
Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell writhed in pain on the Vivint Arena court with 12 seconds remaining in Thursday's Game 2 against the LA Clippers, reaching toward the right ankle that he sprained several weeks ago.
Mitchell got up after several seconds, shot his free throws and finished the 117-111 victory that gave the top-seeded Jazz a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference semifinal series. He limped off the floor after the win, but Mitchell insisted his health is no concern as the series heads to Los Angeles.
"I got hit and it hurt, but I'm fine now," Mitchell said after his 37-point performance. "I walked in here. If you want me to sprint for you, I can. I'm good. You know, s--- happens. Thankfully, it wasn't bad. Move on and get ready for Game 3."
With the loss the LA Clippers find themselves trailing 2-0 for the second straight series, but Kawhi Leonard says his team has "a lot of fight" left in it.
"We all got to put our will out on the floor," Leonard said of what it will take for the Clippers to duplicate their first-round comeback. "You know, see what we did in the first two games and try to limit our mistakes and just keep going on from there pretty much.
Tonight on ESPN 99.1 we will have coverage of the 76ers & Hawks beginning at 6:00 PM. This East Semifinal matchup is tied 1-1.