NBA Playoffs, Utah Jazz

Donovan Mitchell’s scintillating first half in Game 2 had NBA Twitter buzzing

After torching the LA Clippers in Game 1, Donovan Mitchell had NBA Twitter buzzing with his start in Game 2.

In the second half of Game 1, Donovan Mitchell absolutely lit the LA Clippers up. While his Utah Jazz trailed by 13 points at halftime, with Mitchell only scoring 13 points in the first two quarters, he was sensational after the break, dropping 32 second-half points en route to a big win at home.

If Game 2 is an indication, Mitchell has not cooled off since the series opener, and the Clippers could be in big trouble with this matchup if something doesn’t change soon.

In the first half on Thursday, Spida ran roughshod over a helpless LA defense, racking up 27 first-half points with ease. He was on fire right out of the gate, and he helped give Utah a 13-point lead by halftime.

So of course NBA Twitter was buzzing about such a scintillating performance.

Donovan Mitchell was the big story early in Game 2

As we mentioned, it really didn’t take Mitchell long to get cooking, and he made some franchise history in the process:

Right before the half, he buried the closest thing to a second-quarter dagger we’ve seen in a long time:

Taking a look at what Mitchell’s done in the last four quarters of this series, the numbers are truly staggering:

When you compare those numbers to Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, it’s dumbfounding how he’s been head and shoulders above his superstar brethren as the best player in this series.

Mitchell had several prominent basketball figures stumped.

Others simply marveled at his ability to elevate his game and make the Clippers look foolish:

What Mitchell is doing early in this second-round series is truly remarkable, and it’s no wonder NBA Twitter was in shock over what he was doing. If the Clippers can’t find a way to slow him down, this highly anticipated matchup could be over much sooner than expected.

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