Mitchell nearly recorded a triple-double with 39 points (12-27 FG, 9-15 3pt, 6-9 FT), nine assists and nine rebounds in 40 minutes during Friday's 131-119 loss to the Clippers.
Mitchell bounced back from a rough Game 5 performance with a much better one in Game 6. He looked much more mobile despite coming into the game as questionable with a right ankle injury. His 39 points were the fifth time he's scored 30 points or more in the series and his 18 combined assists and rebounds were the most he's had in the playoffs. Mitchell signed a five-year, $163 million max contract extension in November and will look to get the Jazz over the hump next season.
Mitchell (ankle) is starting Friday's Game 6 against the Clippers, Tomer Azarly of ClutchPoints.com reports.
Mitchell was a game-time decision heading into Friday's matchup, but he'll be able to play through his ankle injury after he went through pregame warmups. The Jazz will be back at full strength in Game 6 with Mike Conley (hamstring) also starting.
Mitchell (ankle) is expected to be a game-time decision for Friday's Game 6 against the Clippers, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
This is a tough time for Mitchell to pick up an injury, as the Jazz shockingly went down 3-2 with a home loss to the Clippers, who are without Kawhi Leonard for the rest of the series. It seems likely Mitchell will attempt to play through the injury, but it could affect his effectiveness. It's also possible Mike Conley (hamstring) makes his series debut, which would be a big push for Utah in a do-or-die spot.
Mitchell (ankle) is questionable for Game 6 against the Clippers on Friday.
Mitchell had a rough performance in Game 5, going 6-of-19 from the field in the disappointing loss. His right ankle injury is likely at least partly to blame, though he has been extremely effective for most of the series. Mitchell and Mike Conley (hamstring) are both uncertain for Friday's game with the team's season on the line.
Mitchell closed with 21 points (6-19 FG, 4-14 3Pt, 5-6 FT), five rebounds, five assists and one steal in 38 minutes during Wednesday's 119-111 loss to the Clippers.
Mitchell was slow out of the gates in Game 5 as his teammates caught fire from the perimeter early. His passive nature may have come back to haunt him late in the game when the team needed him the most, as he struggled to find his rhythm on the offensive end. Clearly still bothered by an ongoing ankle injury, Mitchell is going to have to be far more aggressive in Game 6 if the Jazz are to force a Game 7 back in Utah.
Mitchell finished with 37 points (9-26 FG, 6-15 3Pt, 13-15 FT), five rebounds, five assists and one steal in 40 minutes during Monday's 118-104 loss to the Clippers in Game 4 of the series.
Despite coming in under a bit of an injury cloud, Mitchell appeared untroubled as he did everything he could to get the Jazz over the line. Unfortunately, it wasn't enough as the Clippers leveled the series with a stirring home victory. The Jazz remain without Mike Conley (hamstring) and it certainly showed in Monday's loss. They will be hoping he can make it back to the court sooner, rather than later, especially with the Clippers now riding significant momentum heading into Game 5.
Mitchell (ankle) confirmed after Saturday's 132-106 loss to the Clippers in Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinals series that he could have returned to the game after exiting late in the fourth quarter, Sarah Todd of The Deseret News reports.
Mitchell briefly went to the locker room after tweaking his right ankle, but he was able to return to the bench in a matter of minutes. The Jazz officially labeled him as available to return, but he did not re-enter with the Clippers having a double-digit lead late in the fourth. The combo guard has confirmed that he's doing well following the injury scare, so he should be a full go for Monday's Game 4. He tallied 30 points (11-24 FG, 5-9 3Pt, 3-5 FT), five rebounds, four assists and two steals in 32 minutes prior to his departure Saturday.
Mitchell appeared to tweak his right ankle during the fourth quarter of Saturday's game against the Clippers, per the ABC broadcast.
Mitchell went back to the locker room briefly, but returned quickly to the Jazz bench. The Jazz have officially listed him as available to return, though he's unlikely to see the floor again Saturday with Utah down double-digits late in the fourth. Nonetheless, he should be back in the lineup for Monday's Game 4, assuming no further complications emerge with the ankle before then.
Mitchell tallied 37 points (15-29 FG, 6-12 3Pt, 1-2 FT), four assists and three rebounds across 39 minutes Thursday in a 117-111 victory over the Clippers in Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals.
Mitchell became the first Jazz player since Karl Malone in 1988 to finish two straight playoff games with at least 35 points and hit a big shot with 43 seconds remaining in the contest to help seal the win. He appeared to come up with a limp after being fouled by Paul George with 10 seconds left to play but said after the contest that he is "fine," per Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com. Mitchell has been dominant throughout his six postseason games, averaging 32.7 points, 5.3 assists and 4.3 three-pointers per contest.
Mitchell finished with 45 points (16-30 FG, 6-15 3Pt, 7-8 FT), five assists, three rebounds, one steal and one block in 37 minutes during Tuesday's 112-109 victory over the Clippers.
Mitchell was the standout performer yet again for the Jazz as they rallied to take Game 1 of their series. In a back-and-forth affair, Mitchell proved the difference with his offensive abilities on full display. While this was a great start for the Jazz, they are going to need more out of their supporting cast if they are to continue on in the playoffs. For reference, the remaining starters combined to score 46 points on 13-of-37 shooting.
Mitchell registered 30 points (11-16 FG, 5-8 3Pt, 3-3 FT), 10 assists, six rebounds and a steal across 29 minutes in Wednesday's 126-110 win over the Grizzlies in Game 5 of the first-round series.
Mitchell has scored at least 25 points in each of his four playoff appearances and the Jazz are undefeated since he returned for Game 2, highlighting his importance on the offensive side of the court. His effort in Game 5 was perhaps his best of the series, as he delivered a double-double and only missed five of his 16 field-goal attempts. After missing Game 1, Mitchell ends the first-round series averaging 28.5 points, 5.8 assists and 3.0 rebounds, while shooting 40 percent from three-point range, across four appearances.
Mitchell finished with 30 points (8-22 FG, 2-8 3Pt, 12-13 FT), eight assists, two rebounds, two steals and one block in 35 minutes during Monday's 120-113 victory over the Grizzlies.
Despite struggling from the floor, Mitchell stamped his authority on the game with some clutch free-throw shooting down the stretch. Having only just returned from a one-month layoff due to injury, Mitchell is still obviously finding his rhythm on the offensive end. After losing the opening game of the series, the Jazz have now build a 3-1 lead and will head home for Game 5, where they will look to wrap things up.
Mitchell finished with 29 points (9-23 FG, 2-10 3Pt, 9-11 FT), five assists, two rebounds and a steal across 30 minutes in Saturday's 121-111 win over the Grizzlies.
Although the Grizzlies were wise to Mitchell's resurgence and keyed in on him from the beginning, he beat off the double-team by dishing the ball out to playmakers at the perimeter. He then put the game out of reach with 10 points in the fourth quarter. Mitchell's return is well-timed, as the Jazz will need a complete team effort to put this series away.
Mitchell (ankle) went for 25 points (8-19 FG, 5-10 3Pt, 4-4 FT) and added two rebounds and one steal over 26 minutes in Wednesday's 141-129 win over Memphis in Game 2 of the series.
Much was made of Mitchell's absence from Game 1 due to a lingering ankle issue, but he didn't miss a beat in his return to the lineup Wednesday. Mitchell appeared to be favoring the ankle at times in the second half, but on the whole, it was an extremely encouraging performance considering he hadn't played in well over a month.
Mitchell (ankle) will make his return for Wednesday's Game 2 against Memphis, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Mitchell's surprise absence from Sunday's Game 1 was among the dominant narratives of the weekend, as it appeared the star guard was pushing to play, while Utah's medical staff made the final call to hold him out. Game 2 won't arrive for another two days, but the Jazz have already clarified that Mitchell will be available for what will be his first action since April 16. A sprained ankle sidelined the Louisville product for the final 17 games of the regular season, but he was able to log three practices last week and was a full participant in Monday's session.
Mitchell (ankle) was "incensed" at the Jazz's decision to hold him out of Sunday night's Game 1 loss to the Grizzlies, Brian Windhorst and Tim MacMahon of ESPN report.
Leading up to Sunday night, all indications were that Mitchell would be available after missing the final few weeks of the regular season due to a sprained ankle. While the star guard's rehab process got off to a slow start, he was able to go through multiple practices in the days leading up to the start of the playoffs. On Sunday morning, Mitchell, who was not listed on the injury report, told reporters that he was pain free and said he was "ready to go" for Game 1. However, shortly before game time, Utah's medical staff made the surprising call to hold him out -- a decision Mitchell apparently disagreed with. Looking ahead to Wednesday's Game 2, the hope is that Mitchell will be officially cleared after two more days of rehab and testing. The Jazz are set to practice Monday, so more information may be available later in the day.
Mitchell (ankle) will not play in Sunday's Game 1 against Memphis.
Over the last several days, the Jazz implied that Mitchell was on track to suit up, and he wasn't listed on the team's injury report as of Sunday morning. However, it appears Mitchell was never as close to playing as the team made it seem, and he'll remain sidelined for a 17th consecutive game dating back to April 16. Utah will likely roll with a backcourt of Mike Conley and Joe Ingles in Mitchell's absence.
Mitchell (ankle) isn't expected to play in Sunday's Game 1 against the Grizzlies, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Mitchell was initially removed from the injury report ahead of Sunday's matchup, but he's still hindered by his sprained right ankle. Jordan Clarkson and Joe Ingles could see increased run for Utah on Sunday, and it's not yet clear whether Mitchell will be able to return for Game 2 on Wednesday.
Mitchell (ankle) isn't listed on the injury report for Sunday's Game 1 against the Grizzlies, Andy Larsen of KSL.com reports.
The 24-year-old was able to practice Thursday after missing the final 16 games of the regular season with a sprained right ankle, but there's apparently no question regarding his availability for the start of the playoffs. Mitchell could face some limitations given he hasn't seen game action in over a month, but the Jazz haven't provided any specifics regarding his expected workload.
Mitchell (ankle) practiced Thursday for the first time since spraining his ankle in mid-April, Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com reports.
When asked if he expects to play Sunday in Game 1 of the Jazz's first-round playoff matchup versus a yet-to-be-determined opponent, Mitchell responded, "That's the goal." That's far from a confirmation that Mitchell will be available, so fantasy managers should still be aware of the possibility that he's not 100 percent by the weekend. Mitchell missed the Jazz's final 16 games of the regular season with the injury.
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