Mitchell produced 23 points (9-17 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 3-4 FT), eight rebounds, nine assists and one block across 39 minutes during Thursday's 98-96 loss to the Mavericks. Mitchell bounced back from an ugly nine-point, 4-for-15 performance in Game 5 while playing through injuries to his hamstring and quads that initially put his status for the contest in doubt. The All-Star guard led Utah in points and assists and trailed only Rudy Gobert for the team high in rebounds, but his performance wasn't enough to carry the Jazz to a Game 7 showdown. Mitchell ended the series with per-game averages of 25.5 points, 5.7 dimes, 4.3 rebounds and 0.7 steals.
Mitchell (hamstring, quads) will be available to play without a minute restriction in Thursday's Game 6 contest against the Mavericks, Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News reports. According to coach Quin Synder, Mitchell is ready to play with no minutes restriction in the Game 6 win-or-go-home matchup. The 25-year-old guard has been dominant since the start of the series, averaging 26.0 points, 5.0 assists and 3.6 rebounds. Expect Mitchell to see nearly 40 minutes of action as he's averaging just over 38 minutes per game so far this series.
Mitchell (hamstring, quads) practiced Wednesday and said he's "good to go" for Thursday's Game 6 against the Mavericks, Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News reports. Mitchell noted he was more concerned when he thought the injury was hamstring-related. However, now that he knows the pain is only due to bruising in his legs, he's prepared to play through it in Game 6. It's a win-or-go-home matchup for Utah. So far in the series, Mitchell is averaging 26.0 points, 5.0 assists and 3.6 rebounds, but he's shooting just 37.9 percent from the field and 19.5 percent from distance.
An MRI of Mitchell's left hamstring came back negative Tuesday, but the All-Star is still dealing with bruising in both of his quadriceps and may be sidelined for Thursday's Game 6 against Dallas, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. Mitchell left Monday's Game 5 loss in the fourth quarter with a hamstring injury and never returned. While it appears the hamstring injury isn't serious, the All-Star is reportedly dealing with bi-lateral quadriceps contusion and will continue treatment around the clock ahead of Game 6. Wojnarowski relays that there remains optimism Mitchell be available for the win-or-go-home matchup, but it remains to be seen how effective he'll be if he's ultimately available. After averaging 30.3 points through the first four games of the series, Mitchell posted just nine points (4-15 FG, 0-7 3Pt) across 32 minutes during Game 5.
Mitchell went to the locker room with a left hamstring injury during Monday's Game 5 against Dallas and will be re-evaluated Tuesday, Eric Walden of The Salt Lake Tribune reports. The severity of Mitchell's injury is unknown at this point, but his availability for Game 6 will be a key factor in this series. He's set to undergo an MRI on Tuesday. If Mitchell is unable to go Thursday, Utah will need to lean more heavily on Nickeil Alexander-Walker and Jordan Clarkson.
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