Jazz Guard Donovan Mitchell Throws Amazing Passes During Game 5 Against Grizzlies
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.
— Sam Farnsworth (@Samsworth_KSL) June 3, 2021
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.
don dimes = derrick dunk pic.twitter.com/z1AbDKrQFb
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Mitchell’s pass to Favors resulted in his eighth assist of the contest.
Donovan Mitchell is a superstar.
Nothing else to it. He's a superstar.
— Ben Anderson (@BensHoops) June 3, 2021
Utah’s game against Memphis is broadcast on NBA TV, AT&T SportsNet, and 97.5 FM.
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