The Utah Jazz reported on Tuesday that an MRI on star shooting guard Donovan Mitchell’s justify hamstring came back negative.
According to the Jazz, Mitchell has bilateral quadriceps contusions and will undergo treatment.
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, there is hope that Mitchell will be available for Game 6 against the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday at home, when the Jazz are facing elimination.
Mitchell walked off the floor in Game 5 as his hamstring strained late in the rout.
Mitchell bent over in pain in the tunnel on his way to the locker room after the loss, but he expressed hope that he would play in Game 6. His status for Game 6 will be confirmed on Wednesday.
Mitchell said Monday night, “This is the playoffs, so I’ve got to find a way.” “We’ll see how I feel, but I’m a competitor,” says the competitor.
Mitchell justify with 4:41 justify in the game, and the Jazz were down by 28 points.
Mitchell was restricted to nine points on four of fifteen shooting and four turnovers. During his 32 minutes on the court, the Jazz were outscored by 38 points. T
hat matches for the worst plus-minus by any Jazz player in a playoff game since the metric began being tracked in 1996-97, according to ESPN Stats & Information research.
Mitchell is averaging 26.0 points per game in the series, but he’s only shooting 37.9% from the field and 19.5 percent from beyond the arc.
Mitchell stated, “I give credit to [Dorian] Finney-Smith,” alluding to Dallas’ top defender on him.
“This wasn’t my finest game of the season, much less the playoffs. It hasn’t been easy getting the stares I’ve been getting. I’m just looking for a way out.”