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Donovan Mitchell Looks Unguardable In Opening Minutes Of Jazz/Grizzlies Game

Mar 27, 2021, 7:43 PM | Updated: 7:45 pm

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Donovan Mitchell #45 of the Utah Jazz reacts to a play in a NBA game against the Memphis Grizzlies at Vivint Smart Home Arena on October 22, 2018 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images)

(Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell looked unguardable during the opening minutes of Utah’s game against the Memphis Grizzlies.

The Jazz hosted the Grizzlies at Vivint Arena on Saturday, March 27.

Mitchell burst for 16 points during the first quarter of action.

The Jazz guard scored 13 of Utah’s first 20 points.

Mitchell started the contest shooting 4-4 overall and 2-2 on three-pointers.

As a team, the shot Jazz 71.4 percent to start the game, including 3-3 from downtown.

At the end of the quarter, Utah owned a 39-19 lead.

The Jazz cooled off a tad and shot 56.5 percent for the quarter and 5-10 from distance.

Mitchell finished the quarter 5-6 on field goals. He also had one assist and a steal.

The fourth-year guard recorded a plus-nine rating in nine minutes.

This season, Mitchell is averaging 25.6 points per contest. That mark ranks No. 12 in the NBA.

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

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Donovan Mitchell Looks Unguardable In Opening Minutes Of Jazz/Grizzlies Game