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Donovan Mitchell Upset Utah Jazz Held Him Out Of Game 1: "Excuse My Language, But We've Got S**t To Handle."

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(via Bleacher Report)

(via Bleacher Report)

The Utah Jazz have recently been upset by the Memphis Grizzlies, putting them into a 0-1 hole for the series. While the Utah Jazz are widely expected to still win this series, it has certainly started off in an exciting manner. Ja Morant's playoff debut was amazing, and it came right after he eliminated Stephen Curry in a play-in game. The Utah Jazz will need to come back strong against the Grizzlies or risk being down 2-0.

Part of the reason that the Utah Jazz lost was due to the absence of their primary scorer, Donovan Mitchell. The Utah Jazz decided to hold him out due to an ankle sprain. Despite that, it was rumored that Donovan Mitchell wanted to play in the game, and was unhappy with the Utah Jazz over the situation.

It is often best for a player to wait out until they are fully healthy if they are coming back from a serious injury. There is no doubt though, that players want to play in the playoffs, as that is what the season ultimately is about. Playing in the playoffs and competing for championships. Donovan Mitchell is a competitor, and it is clear he just wanted to be on the court to support his teammates.

Donovan Mitchell's return will mean that the Utah Jazz will get their leading scorer back, which could only be good for their chances. Mitchell will definitely provide them with that extra push that they need to beat the Memphis Grizzlies and fill the hole they have offensively.