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Donovan Mitchell Becomes Jazz Franchise Leader In Playoff Threes

Apr 23, 2022, 3:18 PM
Donovan Mitchell - Utah Jazz - Dallas Mavericks...
Donovan Mitchell #45 of the Utah Jazz shoots the ball against Maxi Kleber #42 of the Dallas Mavericks in the second quarter of Game One of the Western Conference First Round NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Center on April 16, 2022 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
(Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell became the franchise leader for three-pointers made in the postseason during Utah’s game against the Dallas Mavericks.

The Jazz hosted the Mavericks at Vivint Arena for Game 4 of the series on Saturday, April 23.

Late in the opening quarter of action, Mitchell connected on the second of his pair of early triples to become Utah’s all-time franchise leader for threes made in the NBA Playoffs.

Mitchell entered the contest with 125 three-pointers during his five career postseasons.

With his record-breaking three, the fifth-year guard passed former Jazzman Bryon Russell for first on Utah’s leaderboard.

Jazz All-Time Postseason Three-Pointers

  1. Donovan Mitchell (127 and counting)*
  2. Bryon Russell (126)
  3. John Stockton (111)
  4. Jeff Hornacek (105)
  5. Joe Ingles (96)
  6. Deron Williams (76)
  7. Royce O’Neale (61)*
  8. Jordan Clarkson (56)*
  9. Darrell Griffith (46)
  10. Mehmet Okur (46)
  • * Active players for the Jazz

Game 4

At the end of the quarter, the Jazz owned a 24-23 lead.

During the first 12 minutes of game time, Mitchell had a game-high 12 points on 4-7 shooting, including 2-4 from downtown.

He added two rebounds and posted a plus-two rating during his 11 minutes on the court.

Mavericks vs. Jazz

Luka Doncic will be available for the Mavericks when they face the Jazz in Game 4 of their opening-round playoff series.

Doncic has missed the first three games of the series with a calf strain suffered on April 10 but will be back in action in a crucial Game 4 matchup.

After dropping Game 1 at home, the Mavericks bounced back with impressive wins over the Jazz without Doncic or forward Tim Hardaway Jr. behind the brilliance of Jalen Brunson to take a 2-1 series lead.

Brunson is averaging 36 points per game over the last two outings while shooting 57 percent from the floor, 43 percent from the three-point line, while handing out 10 assists, and committing just one turnover.

The Mavericks are shooting 45 percent from the three-point line in their last two games on an impressive 44.5 attempts per game.

Doncic was the NBA’s third-leading scorer at 28.4 points per game during the regular season and the fifth-leading assist man at 8.7 assists per game.

The superstar guard led the Mavericks in scoring, rebounding, assists, steals, and usage during the regular season.

Kidd didn’t elaborate on how many minutes Doncic would play but indicated the team would monitor how the guard looked in his early minutes before assessing his availability for the remainder of the game.

Prior to the game, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski indicated that Donic would be on a minutes restriction in Game 4.

“The plan is that his minutes will be limited in his first game back since suffering a calf strain on April 10,” Wojnarowski tweeted.

The Mavericks could use the added depth on the perimeter as both Dorian Finney-Smith and Reggie Bullock are averaging more than 44 minutes per game in the playoffs, leading the entire league.

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

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