NBA playoffs: Donovan Mitchell stars as Utah make comeback against Grizzlies
- With the win, Utah Jazz have now turned the score 2-1, opening up room for a comeback
- Except a 12-point lead by the Jazz in the first quarter, next three quarters saw a tight competition
- The next match between the two teams will be played on Monday
The NBA playoff game between Utah Jazz and Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday saw Jazz Point Guard Donovan Mitchell score a total of 29 points with two rebounds and five assists, leading his side to a 121-111 victory over the Grizzlies. Mitchell got helping hands from Mike Conley Junior and Bojan Bogdanovic, who scored 27 and 15 points each.
Conley also scored a total of seven three-pointers in the match, alongside six rebounds and eight assists.
Utah took a solid, all-important 12-point lead right off the bat in the first quarter, which the Grizzlies tried to turn around in the second but succeeded only in getting a one-point edge over their opponents.
The third and fourth quarters saw even tighter competition, with the former ultimately resulting in a 34-34 tied score between the two sides, and the latter yet again seeing the Grizzlies take a one-point lead.
Grizzlies Point Guards Ja Morant and Dillon Brooks dragged on their team, with respective scores of 28 and 27. Coming off the bench, Grayson Allen contributed 17 to the total score.
The victory for Jazz has now turned the series 2-1, and again has opened up some space for the Utah side to make a further comeback into the series and level scores with their rivals from Memphis.
The next match in the seven-match series will be played on Monday night in Memphis.