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Jazz Guard Donovan Mitchell Throws Amazing Passes During Game 5 Against Grizzlies

Jun 2, 2021, 9:25 PM | Updated: Dec 7, 2022, 3:09 pm

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Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) yells at the crowd as the Utah Jazz and the Memphis Grizzlies play in Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, June 2, 2021. (Courtesy of Deseret News)

(Courtesy of Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell threw a pair of amazing passes during Game 5 of Utah’s first round postseason series against the Memphis Grizzlies.

The Jazz hosted the Grizzlies at Vivint Arena on Wednesday, June 2.

Mitchell did his best John Stockton impression and threw a couple of spectacular passes for assists during the third quarter of the contest.

Pass No. 1

The first amazing assist by Mitchell came on a quarterback throw/baseball pitch style toss to Royce O’Neale.

With 8:54 remaining in the quarter, Mitchell rocketed a pass ahead of the defense and into the frontcourt for O’Neale, who took the ball and slammed it.

O’Neale’s dunk gave the Jazz an 84-53 lead.

Pass No. 2

The second spectacular assist by the All-Star guard came a minute and half later.

With 7:24 to go in the quarter, Mitchell found a window and threaded a ball into the paint to Derrick Favors.

Like O’Neale, Favors jammed the ball.

The dunk extended Utah’s lead to 88-54.

Mitchell’s pass to Favors resulted in his eighth assist of the contest.

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

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