Donovan Mitchell Makes Diving Save Leading To Jazz Bucket Late In Second Quarter

Jun 8, 2021, 9:45 PM
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Donovan Mitchell #45 of the Utah Jazz drives under Marcus Morris Sr. #8 of the LA Clippers in Game One of the Western Conference second-round playoff series at Vivint Smart Home Arena on June 8, 2021 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)
(Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell made a really impressive save out of bounds that led to a bucket in transition against the Clippers.

With 1:26 remaining in the second quarter, Joe Ingles and Donovan Mitchell poked the ball loose at halfcourt from Rajon Rondo. Mitchell dived after the ball, going into the crowd, saving it to Ingles. The Jazz then went on to the fastbreak as Ingles dished the ball behind him to Royce O’Neale for the layup.

That cut the Clippers lead to 57-46 but the Jazz would only score one more point in the final minute of the first half as LA took a 60-47 lead at the break.

In the first half, Luke Kennard led the way with 11 points for the Clippers. Kawhi Leonard had seven points on 2-of-6 shooting from the field. Paul George finished with five points on 1-of-7 field goal shooting.

Donovan Mitchell ended the first half with 13 points, while Jordan Clarkson added nine points off the bench.

Game 2 between the Jazz and Clippers will be on Thursday, June 10 at 8 p.m. MT on ESPN.

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