Utah Jazz Guard Donovan Mitchell Erupts In Second Quarter Against Boston Celtics
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell exploded for 20 points during the second quarter against the Boston Celtics.
Mitchell and the Jazz hosted the Celtics at Vivint Smart Home Arena on Wednesday, February 26.
After spending half of the first quarter sitting on the bench in foul trouble, Mitchell burst for 20 points on 9-15 shooting during the following 12 minutes of game time.
Utah trailed the Celtics 23-15 after the opening quarter of play, Mitchell’s eruption carried the Jazz to a second quarter comeback that found themselves down only two points at halftime.
As the two teams went to the locker room, Boston led Utah 53-51.
Mitchell led the Jazz with 22 points on 10-19 shooting despite going 0-5 from three. The NBA All-Star added 4 rebounds and 3 assists in 16 minutes on the floor.
Utah’s next leading scorer was Royce O’Neale. O’Neale started the game in place of Joe Ingles and had 7 points at the break.
The Jazz shot 46.7 percent from the field and 17.6 percent from beyond the arc during the first 24 minutes of play.
Boston finished the first half shooting 47.6 percent overall including 40.0 percent on triples.
The Celtics were led by NBA All-Star Jayson Tatum’s 25 points on 10-13 field goals.
Boston vs. Utah is broadcast on ESPN, AT&T SportsNet, and 97.5 FM.
- BYU Football Coach Kalani Sitake, Daughter Jam To Beyoncé Song - KSL Sports (pageviews: 3688)
- Utah Department Of Health Clears Jazz Players Rudy Gobert, Donovan Mitchell Of Coronavirus (pageviews: 2556)
- Bracket: Who Is The State Of Utah's Best College Basketball Player Ever? You Decide. - KSL Sports (pageviews: 2314)
- Celebrate John Stockton's Birthday With The 12 Best Moments From His Career - KSL Sports (pageviews: 1993)
- How Latter-day Saint Missionaries Returning Early Due To Coronavirus Impacts BYU Football - KSL Sports (pageviews: 1933)
- Sitake Announces New Leaders Of BYU Football Recruiting Efforts - KSL Sports (pageviews: 1423)
- Former Salt Lake Bees Star Mike Trout Narrates Touching Video On What Would Be MLB Opening Day (pageviews: 1065)
- RSL Foundation To Open Domestic Violence Shelter After Coronavirus Leads To Increased Urgency - KSL Sports (pageviews: 847)
- NBA Set To Reduce Salaries Of League's Top Executives - KSL Sports (pageviews: 505)