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Jazz Guard Donovan Mitchell Powers Through Sixer Defenders For Tough Layup

Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) tries to go up for a shot with Philadelphia 76ers forward Dario Saric (9) defending as the Utah Jazz and the Philadelphia 76ers play at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City. Philly won 104-97 on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. (Courtesy of Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell scored a tough layup after battling through a pair of 76ers during the opening minutes of Utah’s game against Philadelphia.

The Sixers hosted the Jazz at Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday, March 3.

With 8:59 remaining in the first quarter, Mitchell came down with a rebound and drove the length of the court on a one-man fast break.

The fourth-year guard powered into the paint and up through a couple of defenders for a layup.

Mitchell’s basket was part of an 8-0 run by the Jazzman.

After the stretch, Mitchell had eight points on three field goals. Mitchell’s other buckets were three-pointers.

He also had three early rebounds.

Following the first 12 minutes of game time, the Jazz led 34-26.

Mitchell ended the first quarter with 10 points, three rebounds, and one assist.

The assists was another highlight of Mitchell’s opening minutes of action. The pass was a no-look dish to Derrick Favors.

The Sixers were led by Joel Embiid’s 12 points.

Utah’s game against Philadelphia is broadcast on AT&T SportsNet and 97.5 FM.

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