Analysis: Donovan Mitchell had another standout performance and now the Jazz hold a 2-0 lead over the Clippers

Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell drives on LA Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard in the NBA playoffs.

Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) drives on LA Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (2) during Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals in Salt Lake City on Thursday, June 10, 2021. | Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

Mitchell scored a game-high 37 points and wasn’t even at his best in Utah’s 117-111 win over LA.

The Utah Jazz beat the Los Angeles Clippers, 117-111, to take a 2-0 series lead in the Western Conference Finals.

High Notes

I know that it’s my job to use my words but it feels like I’m running out of ways to really capture how impactful Rudy Gobert is. My handwritten notes taken during the game are full of things like, “Rudy’s footwork defending multiple people in the paint on one possession is so impressive…Rudy dominant again…Rudy! Rudy! Rudy!” He just continues to prove why he has deserved every one of his three Defensive Player of the Year awards. He finished the game with 13 points, 20 rebounds, three blocks, two steals and was a +14 when he only took five shots. Incredible stuff.
Donovan Mitchell scored a game-high 37 points and it wasn’t even like he had a great game. That’s what is so impressive about Mitchell and what Jazz fans should be looking forward to. This isn’t Mitchell at his best. He had a lackluster first half in Game 1, made a lot of offensive mistakes in Game 2 and has still led this series in scoring. His best is yet to come.

“He’s just been an All-Star, All-NBA guy, really like an MVP for us. Hats off to that guy, man. He’s worked really hard to get back on this court as well with his ankle stuff and everything. He was great.” — Jordan Clarkson on Donovan Mitchell

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Source:: Deseret News – Sports News


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