LOS ANGELES — “I grew up watching him, that was pretty cool.”
Donovan Mitchell broke into a big smile after Utah’s loss to the Los Angeles Lakers Friday night when asked about one sequence — he had a chase-down block on LeBron James on one end, which started a break the other way, one Mitchell finished with a dunk.
Mitchell finished the game with 24 points on 7-of-15 shooting and was one of the few Jazz players who was aggressive and attacked on the night.
“That whole sequence, just having the mindset of being ready to attack,” Mitchell said, recounting the play. “Fortunately, I got the block then just sprint the court — kinda like reversed roles with Rudy [Gobert]. That was pretty cool.”
The Lakers went on to pick up the win behind 32 from LeBron.