UTAH JAZZ

Mitchell Flies In For Rebound, Completes Three-Point Play Against Mavs

Apr 18, 2022, 8:38 PM | Updated: 9:32 pm

SALT LAKE CITY – Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell flew towards the basket for a rebound that resulted in a three-point play during Utah’s game against the Dallas Mavericks.

The Mavericks hosted the Jazz at American Airlines Center for Game 2 of the first round playoff series on Monday, April 18.

With 8:07 left in the fourth quarter, Mitchell missed a shot from beyond the arc and quickly went into the paint to collect the board.

After rebounding the ball, Mitchell leaped into the air, contorted his body, and banked the round ball off the glass for two points.

Mitchell was fouled on the shot and sunk the subsequent free throw.

After the foul shot, Mitchell had a team-high 32 points on 12-22 shooting, including 3-9 from beyond the arc. He added one rebound and three assists in 33 minutes of action.

During the regular season, Mitchell averaged 25.9 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 5.3 assists per game.

Jazz vs. Mavericks

Utah will look to take a commanding 2-0 series lead when they face the Mavericks in game two of their first-round playoff series.

The Jazz won game one 99-93 against a shorthanded Mavericks team who was playing without superstar Luka Doncic due to a calf strain suffered in Dallas’s regular season finale.

Jazz Look To Take First Two Road Games

Despite an uneven offensive performance in game one, the Jazz hope to take a 2-0 series lead when they face the Mavericks on Monday night at American Airlines Arena.

Donovan Mitchell shot just 1-9 in the first half against Dallas but scored 30 second-half points becoming the first player in the NBA over the last 25 years to cross the 30 point mark in four separate playoff halves.

Bojan Bogdanovic carried the Jazz offensive in the first half scoring 20 points to overcome Mitchell’s slow start and finished the game with 26 points in the win.

Rudy Gobert failed to make his one field goal attempt, marking the first time since December 15, 2017, that the star finished a game without a made field goal. The last time it happened Gobert left a game against the Boston Celtics with a knee injury early in the first quarter.

Luka Dončić

The Mavericks will once again be without All-Star guard Luka Doncic when they host the Jazz in game two of their opening round playoff matchup.

Doncic was absent in the Jazz 99-93 victory over the Mavericks after suffering a calf strain in Dallas’s season finale win over the San Antonio Spurs.

The guard was listed as doubtful on Sunday but downgraded by coach Jason Kidd shortly before tip-off on Tuesday night.

Prior to the postseason opener, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the injury could seriously impact Doncic’s availability to open the series.

“I’m told this is more than just a mild calf strain,” Wojnarowski said. “The Mavericks are very much preparing for the possibility of not only maybe not having him in game one, but maybe even game two.”

The Mavericks are 8-10 in games this season when playing without Doncic, and just 1-9 against playoff opponents including Saturday’s loss to open the series.

Doncic was the NBA’s third-leading scorer during the regular season and fifth-leading assist man.

Veteran guard Spencer Dinwiddie started in Doncic’s absence and scored 22 points on 6-15 shooting. Dinwiddie did miss six of his game-high 16 free-throw attempts, and all four of his three-point shots.

Doncic leads the Mavericks in points, rebounds, assists, and steals this season, and is one of the more difficult players to replace in the NBA due to his high usage and excellent efficiency.

Utah’s game against Dallas is broadcast on NBA TV, AT&T SportsNet, KSL NewsRadio, and The Zone Sports Network

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