Jazz Guard Donovan Mitchell Looks Surprised After Missing Wide-Open Dunk Against Hawks
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell looked a little surprised after he missed an easy slam dunk during the opening quarter of Utah’s game against the Atlanta Hawks.
The Hawks hosted the Jazz at State Farm Arena on Thursday, February 4.
With 4:21 remaining in the first quarter, Mitchell had a pass stolen by Atlanta’s Kevin Huerter. Seconds later, Derrick Favors stole the ball from Huerter to regain possession for Utah. Favors dished the ball to Mitchell, who didn’t have a Hawks defender within 20 feet of him.
Mitchell dribbled towards the hoop, bounced towards the basket, and attempted to jam the ball with two hands. Unlike the result of most Mitchell dunks, this one didn’t fly through the cylinder.
Instead, the ball bounced high off the rim and into the hands of Atlanta’s Solomon Hill, leaving Mitchell with a stunned look on his face.
Donovan Mitchell with a shaqtin dunk pic.twitter.com/nKbOQtOS0Q
— THE NBA Hustle 🏀 (@TheNBAHustle) February 5, 2021
Despite Mitchell’s miss, the Jazz went on to finish the quarter with a 20-16 lead.
The fourth-year guard ended the quarter with seven points on 3-9 shooting, including 1-2 from beyond the arc.
Mitchell added two rebounds, one assist, and a steal during his first nine minutes on the floor.
He had a plus-nine rating in the quarter.
The @utahjazz and @ATLHawks
are ice cold after 12 minutes.
Jazz are shooting 41% from the floor and 33% from three.
Hawks are shooting just 23% from the floor and 14% from three.
Jazz up 20-16.
— KSL Sports (@kslsports) February 5, 2021
Utah’s game against Atlanta is broadcast on AT&T SportsNet and 97.5 FM.
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