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Donovan Mitchell Explodes For A Career-High In First Half Against Grizzlies

Mar 27, 2021, 8:24 PM

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Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) puts a shot up over Memphis Grizzlies forward Dillon Brooks (24) during the game at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City on Friday, March 26, 2021. (Spenser Heaps, Deseret News)

(Spenser Heaps, Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell exploded for a career-high 28 points in the first half against the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday.

Donovan Mitchell’s 28-point first half is a career-high for most points that he has scored in a half. The Jazz had a 70-53 lead over the Memphis Grizzlies at the break.

Mitchell was on fire to start the game as he scored 16 points on 5-of-6 shooting from the field and 2-for-3 from the three-point line. He then went off for 12 points on 5-of-6 again from the floor and 2-for-3 from beyond the arc.

The all-star guard started at point guard as Mike Conley missed the game for injury management reasons as this was the second game of a back-to-back. Mitchell had 5 assists to go with his 28 points, while shooting 10-of-12 from the field and 4-for-6 from the perimeter.

Jordan Clarkson was also red-hot in the first half, scoring seven points in the first quarter after knocking down a three-pointer. The NBA Sixth Man of the Year candidate had a big second quarter with 13 points on 5-of-6 shooting from the floor and 3-for-4 from downtown. Clarkson and Mitchell combined for 48 points in the first half.

The Jazz are going for their 19th straight home win and their fifth straight victory overall. They will wrap up their four-game homestand on Monday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers at 7 p.m. MT.

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