Jazz Guard Donovan Mitchell Goes On Solo Scoring Burst Against Clippers

Jun 12, 2021, 7:51 PM | Updated: 7:55 pm
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Utah Jazz Guard Donovan Mitchell (45) is guarded closely by Los Angeles Clippers Guard Paul George (13) during a NBA game between the Utah Jazz and the Los Angeles Clippers on February 19, 2021 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA. The game was played without fans due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
(Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Donovan Mitchell scored 16 straight points for the Utah Jazz during the second quarter of Game 3 against the Los Angeles Clippers.

The Clippers hosted the Jazz at Staples Center for Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals on Saturday, June 12.

After going scoreless on 0-3 shooting in the first quarter, Mitchell caught fire during the final 12 minutes of action before halftime.

During the final 7:34 of the second quarter, Mitchell scored 16 points in row for the Jazz, including 16 of Utah’s last 18 points of the half.

Bojan Bogdanovic scored Utah’s final two points of the half on a pair of free throws.

Mitchell finished the first half with a team-high 16 points on 6-13 field goals, including 4-6 from beyond the arc.

The fourth-year guard added three rebounds, two assists, and one steal in 18 minutes on the court.

At halftime, the Jazz trailed 64-49.

During the first two quarters, Utah shot 40.9 percent overall and 11-23 for 47.8 percent from downtown.

The Jazz allowed the Clippers to shoot 52.1 percent from the field, including 10-20 for 50.0 percent from distance.

Paul George led L.A. with 20 points on 8-16 shooting, including 4-7 on three-pointers.

Utah’s game against Los Angeles is broadcast on ABC and 97.5 FM.

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