The Houston Rockets closed out the Utah Jazz on Tuesday night, 112-102. Chris Paul finally found his way to a Conference Finals series, a historic moment for one of the NBA’s all-time great point guards.
For Utah, the story of the game was how well the team played as a unit. The Jazz were neck-and-neck with Houston until the fourth quarter thanks in large part to Donovan Mitchell, who had 24 points on the night.
Mitchell was on fire in the third quarter, scoring 22 of his 24 points in that period alone. Then, with 7:13 left in the fourth quarter Mitchell had the ball stolen by James Harden. During the turnover, the two bumped knees, sending Mitchell to the locker room for an x-ray.
X-rays were reportedly negative and Mitchell will have the whole offseason to recover. No doubt Jazz fans will be happy if any soft tissue diagnosis comes back negative in the coming days as well.