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Donovan Mitchell Provides Spark For Jazz In First Half Against Lakers

J.R. Smith #21 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives against Donovan Mitchell #45 of the Utah Jazz during the first half of an NBA game at The Arena at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 3, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Photo by Kim Klement - Pool/Getty Images)

ORLANDO, Fla. – Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell gave the team a much-needed boost in the first half against the Los Angeles Lakers.

Mitchell recorded 21 points on 6 of 13 shooting from the field, 2 for 5 from the three-point line and a perfect 7 of 7 at the free throw line. He also had one rebound and one assist in 17 minutes.

The Lakers held a 58-56 lead at the halftime break.


Helping Mitchell offensively in the first half was Mike Conley with 9 points. Tony Bradley added 5 points and 4 rebounds, while Georges Niang and Rudy Gobert scored four points apiece.

Mitchell was matched in the first half by Anthony Davis, who scored 24 points and pulled down 7 rebounds. He shot 8 of 17 from the floor, 1 for 4 from the three point line and 7 of 10 at the charity stripe.

LeBron James chipped in 8 points, 3 rebounds and 6 assists. Dwight Howard added 7 points off the bench.

Both Utah and Los Angeles are play their third reseeding game, both are 1-1 in the NBA bubble and are both coming off of a loss in their last game.

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