Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell shows frustration after another late-game no-foul call vs. Grizzlies
The Utah Jazz have figured in several down-to-the-wire games in the 2019-20 NBA regular season, and their star guard Donovan Mitchell opened up about not getting calls in his favor during those situations.
The same scenario took place on Friday, as Mitchell was unable to fire off a potential game-winner after he was stripped by Solomon Hill. Replays showed that Hill certainly caught Mitchell in the arm but no whistle was called.
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Utah lost in heartbreaking fashion, 102-101, snapping their three-game winning streak in the process.
The 23-year-old did not mince words post-game, claiming referees should do a better job of getting the calls right in the end.
“There’s really not much else to it,” he said, via Eric Walden of Salt Lake Tribune. “They obviously defended it well, but they hit my whole arm. It’s the third time this has happened in 12 games at the end of a game and I haven’t gotten a foul call, which is at this point, ridiculous.”
“There’s not much else to say besides that,” he continued. “My teammates trust me in these positions. It happened against Sac. It happened against Milwaukee”.
Mitchell finished with a game-high 29 points, nine rebounds, and five assists, but was clearly peeved about failing to get the W in the end.
“Like there comes a point in time where they’re going to release the thing that says I got fouled, but it’s too late. It’s the third time in 12 games. It’s annoying. I don’t know what they were looking at. At the end of the day, it was a foul,” he said.