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Donovan Mitchell vows to be better after Jazz’s loss to Rockets

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It didn’t take long for Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell to figure out what’s the next step after being eliminated by the Houston Rockets in five games.

In a postgame media conference, Mitchell vowed to be better after shooting 4-of-22 in Game 5, per SportsCenter on Twitter.

“You don’t succeed without failure. You don’t succeed without going through times like this. To have that so vividly in my head in a moment like this. I’ma be better.”

For the whole series, Donovan Mitchell shot just 31.8 percent from the field and 26.3 percent from downtown. Though he’s been lauded for his scoring ability and veteran-like composure, critics have pounced on Mitchell’s poor shooting.

In the regular season, Mitchell took 19.9 field goal attempts per game for sixth in the league. Among the top 10 players in the list, he has the lowest shooting percentage at 43.2 percent.

But just like Mitchell said, he can only get better after this experience. Besides, this is just his second year in the league and have made it to the playoffs twice. Not all players — even the top prospects — have made it to the postseason early in their career. Mitchell has shown us just a glimpse of his potential.