Utah Jazz Shooting Guard Donovan Mitchell is doubtful for the sixth game of the series against the Dallas Mavericks even though he insists that he will be fine.
The Dallas Mavericks hosted the Utah Jazz in game five of their playoff series. With the series tied at 2-2, this game was, in no doubt, going to alter the dynamics of the tie. At the end of the day, the Mavericks ran out comfortable winner with a 102-77 scoreline. The scoreline is a vivid portrayal of the dominance shown by the Mavs.
To pile on the misery for the Jazz, Shooting Guard Donovan Mitchell hurt his hamstring during the game. After driving to the rim, and going up for a shot, Mitchell came down and immediately grabbed his left thigh.
This happened during the fourth quarter with around five minutes left on the clock. Mitchell was immediately subbed out of the game, and he headed straight for the locker room. he seemed to be in a tremendous amount of pain while heading to the locker room. He did not return to the game. But his presence would not have changed the outcome as the Mavs were beyond reach at that point.
The Jazz later announced that Mitchell was suffering from a hamstring injury, and would be evaluated later when they return to Salt Lake City. Mitchell said that he expected to have an MRI on Tuesday to know more about the injury.
When asked if there was concern about his ability for Thursday’s Game 6 in Utah, Mitchell waived all concerns off. He simply said, “I’ll be fine.”
"I'll be fine," Mitchell insists regarding Game 6. https://t.co/KcxlpFT3Zf
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) April 26, 2022
Heading into the crucial sixth game, jazz fans know that nothing but victory will do.