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Donovan Mitchell: ‘Good to go’ for Game 6

Apr 25, 2022; Dallas, Texas, USA; Dallas Mavericks forward Maxi Kleber (42) and guard Luka Doncic (77) defend against Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) during the fourth quarter in game five of the first round for the 2022 NBA playoffs at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Utah Jazz star guard Donovan Mitchell proclaimed himself fit to play in Thursday night’s Game 6 against the Dallas Mavericks in their first-round playoff series.

Mitchell is dealing with soreness from a bilateral quadriceps contusion but an MRI exam on his left hamstring came back negative.

“I’m good to go,” Mitchell said Wednesday. “I’ll be ready.”

The Jazz are down 3-2 in the series and facing elimination. Game 6 is in Salt Lake City.

Mitchell, 25, is averaging 26.0 points on 37.9 percent shooting with 5.0 assists and 3.6 rebounds in the series.

He was held to nine points on 4-of-15 shooting in 32 minutes in Monday’s 102-77 Game 5 setback in Dallas. He missed all seven 3-point attempts and is just 8 of 41 from long range in the series.

The three-time All-Star averaged 25.9 points, 5.3 assists and 4.2 rebounds in 67 games (all starts) in the regular season.

–Field Level Media