Donovan Mitchell appears to have survived yet one more damage scare.
Within the fourth quarter of the Clippers’ 132-106 win over the Jazz on Saturday, Mitchell appeared to tweak his proper ankle on a drive to the basket. The 2-time All-Star elevated towards the rim with ease however was in seen discomfort as he landed.
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Mitchell then instantly referred to as for a substitution and might be seen on the ABC broadcast limping into the tunnel.
He did ultimately stroll again to Utah’s bench space and had a quick dialog with Jazz coach Quin Snyder. The group’s medical workers cleared him to return, however Mitchell didn’t re-enter the sport with Los Angeles holding a double-digit lead. As the ultimate buzzer sounded, Mitchell headed again to the locker room along with his proper foot wrapped in ice.
“He is in fine condition,” Snyder said after Recreation 3. “He may have gone again within the sport.”
Throughout his postgame media availability, Mitchell, who took a tough hit from Clippers ahead Paul George in Recreation 2 however insisted he was “positive,” supplied an identical response.
“I am good. That is all I received for you,” Mitchell stated. “I am good. It occurred. The scenario occurred. I really feel like I used to be ready to return, however no have to danger it down 16, 18 at that time. So, I will be positive. . . . It’s once I land. It is been simply making an attempt to handle it. I do not actually know what else to let you know. I do not need to say an excessive amount of, although. It was simply the touchdown, however I am good. I will be prepared for Recreation 4.”
Mitchell completed with 30 factors, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and two steals in 32 minutes. The Jazz and Clippers will meet once more for Recreation 4 of their Western Convention semifinal collection on Monday evening.