Jazz Guard Donovan Mitchell Gets Lucky Bounce On Almost Dunk Over 76ers’ Joel Embiid

Mar 3, 2021, 6:51 PM
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Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) dunks the ball against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City on Thursday, March 14, 2019. (Courtesy of Deseret News)
(Courtesy of Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell nearly completed an impressive dunk over 76ers star Joel Embiid before getting a lucky bounce as part of a three-point opportunity during Utah’s game against Philadelphia.

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

With 4:13 left in the third quarter, Mitchell rose up for a massive slam dunk. The Jazz guard was unable to complete the jam over Embiid but received a lucky bounce on the iron.

The ball dropped through the cylinder as Mitchell was fouled.

Mitchell went to the charity stripe and buried the foul shot to complete the three-point play.

The guard’s three-points gave Utah an 81-75 lead.

After the free throw, Mitchell was 9-20 shooting, including 4-7 from beyond the arc for 24 points.

In addition to his scoring, Mitchell had five rebounds and two assists.

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

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