Jazz Share Fan Reactions After Mitchell, Gobert Alley-Oop
SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Jazz shared fans’ reactions to Saturday’s game-winning alley-oop between Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert on Twitter.
The Jazz beat the Dallas Mavericks in Game 4 to even the series at two games apiece, and send the matchup back to Dallas for a pivotal Game 5 Monday.
In the video, fans of all ages are seen cheering the arena, in their homes, in their cars, sharing their jubilation for the come from behind win.
These reactions are EVERYTHING!
— Utah Jazz (@utahjazz) April 25, 2022
Mitchell scored five consecutive points for the Jazz in the final minute of the game to keep them close to Dallas, including a crucial three-point play with 31 seconds left to play to cut the Mavericks’ lead to just one.
After a pair of missed free throws by Mavericks center Dwight Powell, Gobert corralled the rebound and gave Mitchell the ball to set up the Jazz’s final offensive possession.
Gobert set a screen for Mitchell who was being defended by Dallas’s Dorian Finney-Smith, and quickly cut to the basket where the All-Star guard found the Jazz big man for the game-winning dunk.
The final 20 seconds of Game 4 between the Utah Jazz and Dallas Mavericks as heard on @ZoneSportsNet and @kslnewsradio. @DLocke09 on the call. What a game!#TakeNote I @kslsports I #NBAPlayoffs pic.twitter.com/06gR3IYHuA
— Jeremiah Jensen (@JJSportsBeat) April 24, 2022
The Mavericks had a chance to win the game with one final possession, but guard Spencer Dinwiddie missed the game-winning three-pointer, and the Jazz held off Dallas 100-99.
The fan reactions were fueled not just by the importance of the alley-oop in Game 4 itself, but due to the ongoing narrative of a disconnect between Mitchell and Gobert on the floor.
Earlier this month, the conversations around the two Jazz All-Stars grew so prominent that head coach Quin Snyder addressed the matter and the lack of passing between Mitchell and Gobert.
Let’s not try to drive a wedge between some of these players,” Snyder said. “Especially using numbers — we should be more responsible.”
The Jazz and Mavericks will tip-off Game 5 Monday at 7:30 pm MT and can be heard on KSL NewsRadio and The Zone Sports Network. The game will be televised on TNT, AT&T SportsNet, and FuboTV.
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