Jazz Guard Donovan Mitchell Buries Back-To-Back Triple During Big Quarter Against Blazers

Dec 23, 2020, 9:17 PM
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Donovan Mitchell #45 of the Utah Jazz warms up before the game against the Portland Trail Blazers at Moda Center on December 23, 2020 in Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)
(Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell knocked down a pair of three-point field goals on back-to-back possessions during the second quarter against the Portland Trail Blazers.

The Blazers hosted the Jazz at the Moda Center on Wednesday, December 23.

With 2:25 left in the second quarter, Mitchell knocked down a 26-foot triple on an assist from Joe Ingles.

Ingles stole Portland’s following possession and fed Mitchell the ball.

The fourth-year guard buried another shot from downtown, this time from 28-feet out.

Mitchell’s buckets gave Utah a 60-40 advantage with 2:01 remaining in the first half.

The 2019-20 NBA All-Star scored 12 of his 15 points during the second quarter. Mitchell shot 5-11 overall and 3-6 from downtown. He added two rebounds and two assists.

Mitchell had a plus-14 rating during his first 16 minutes on the court.

Utah went into the halftime break with a 65-44 lead.

Utah made 13 three-pointers in the first half. That markΒ tied a franchise record.

Former Weber State and current Blazers guard Damian Lillard was held scoreless in the first 24 minutes of action.

The Jazz vs. Blazers game is broadcast on AT&T SportsNet, NBA League Pass, and 97.5 FM.

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