Donovan Mitchell’s 2-word reaction to Jazz’s tough loss vs. Heat
Utah Jazz superstar Donovan Mitchell refused to dwell on his team’s disappointing 124-116 defeat to the surging Miami Heat at AmericanAirlines Arena on Friday. Instead of sulking about it, Spida offered a short yet straight-to-the-point response about the whole thing.
— Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) February 27, 2021
Mitchell is the rare type of player nowadays that prefers to let his game do the talking for him. The two-time All-Star bounced back from a cold-shooting night in his last outing, dropping 30 points on 11-for-26 shooting, along with six boards, three dimes and three steals in 36 minutes in the losing effort.
Unfortunately for Utah, they could not contain the Heat’s two-pronged attack of Jimmy Butler and Goran Dragic, who combined for 59 points. Miami also received a terrific contribution from Bam Adebayo who recorded 19 points and 11 boards.
The 24-year-old Donovan Mitchell, who has already proven to be wise beyond his years, understands that there’s still plenty of games to be played. As frustrating as their performance on the road against the Heat was, there’s no use in crying over spilled milk. Instead, the 6-foot-3 guard will be focusing on trying to get his team back on the win column against the Orlando Magic on Saturday.
Despite the loss, the Jazz still holds the best record in the league with a 26-7 slate. They’ve gone 8-2 in their last 10 outings and still own the two longest winning streaks in the league so far at 11 and 9 consecutive victories.
Mitchell is a big reason for his team’s ascent this season, norming 24.3 points, 4.6 rebounds and 5.3 assists in 31 games. The young Jazz star didn’t need to say much when Shaquille O’Neal called him out on live TV, and he certainly isn’t fretting about losing one game.