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Jazz Star Donovan Mitchell Featured On NBA Christmas Day Commercial

Dec 13, 2018, 1:43 PM
Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell is featured in the NBA’s new Christmas Day spot, launching Thurs...
Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell is featured in the NBA’s new Christmas Day spot, launching Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. (NBA)
(NBA)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell continues to be the face of the franchise as he was featured on the NBA’s Christmas Day commercial that promotes all five games on the ESPN networks.

Mitchell has the outline of his body in Christmas lights guarding Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, who the Jazz will play on Christmas Day.

Utah will play on Christmas Day for the first time since 1997 where the Jazz beat the Houston Rockets 107-103 at the Delta Center.

John Stockton led the Jazz with 24 points while Jeff Hornacek and Karl Malone added 20 points apiece in the win.

Utah will debut their new “Earned” uniforms that were released earlier this week. That will be the first of 11 games that the Jazz will sport the jerseys.

This season will be the seventh time that the Jazz have played on Christmas Day. Including the time in New Orleans, the Jazz are 4-2 all time in Christmas Day games and have played all of them at home.

They are 3-1 since moving to Salt Lake City in 1979.

The five game NBA slate will start in New York as the Knicks will host the Milwaukee Bucks at 10 a.m. on ESPN. The Houston Rockets will face the Oklahoma City Thunder at home at 1 p.m. on ABC. ABC will also broadcast the 3:30 p.m. game that features the Boston Celtics hosting the Philadelphia 76ers.

The two games in the evening will begin at 6 p.m. in Oakland as the Warriors will face the Los Angeles Lakers on ABC then the Jazz and Portland Trail Blazers will battle at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN at Vivint Smart Home Arena.

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