Jazz-Clippers live blog: 3 takeaways from Utah's 117-111 Game 2 win over LA
If there was any doubt if the Jazz's fourth-year superstar could keep up his incredible scoring pace — he entered Thursday night averaging 31.8 points in the 2021 playoffs — he pushed them aside in 1 minute, 42 seconds.
Mitchell scored 8 of the first 10 points of the game for the Jazz en route to a 10-2 lead and never let up. The 6-foot-2 shooter had 27 points on 11 of 16 field goals in the first half, including five 3-pointers that helped turn a 1-point lead after the first quarter into a double-digit advantage at the break.
Mitchell finished with 37 points on 15-of-29 shooting, a 51.7% field-goal percentage that doesn't do justice to how efficient and clinical he was before hitting a speed bump in the final period. Even then, he did what was best for the team, tying for the team lead with four assists and knocking down a game-sealing free throw while chants of "M-V-P! M-V-P!" rained down from the soldout crowd at Vivint Arena.
He certainly was Thursday night. But he wasn't the only …
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