Thunder's George, Jazz's Mitchell to play in Game 2
NBA.com Global on Apr 19, 2018 07:55 AM
FILE - BOSTON, MA - MARCH 20: Paul George #13 of the Oklahoma City Thunder goes up for a dunk against the Boston Celtics on March 20, 2018 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)
NBA.com staff report
The Oklahoma City Thunder and the Utah Jazz will not be missing any star players come game two.
The Thunder announced that swingman Paul George will be in the starting five, while the Jazz made a similar proclamation for rookie guard Donovan Mitchell.
Donovan Mitchell will be available for tonight’s game and will start. pic.twitter.com/s8IKRbCVeQ— Utah Jazz (@utahjazz) April 18, 2018
George scored 36 points in the opener and set a team playoff record with eight 3-pointers in Oklahoma City's 116-108 win, but he missed the last minute to get treatment for a bruised right hip. Thunder coach Billy Donovan said he'd wait until Wednesday to determine George's status. He said George was limited in practice and did not do contact work.
Mitchell suffered a left foot bruise in Game 1, and on Tuesday a Jazz spokesman said he is questionable. The rookie went through portions of yesterday's practice. He had 27 points and 10 rebounds in the opener after averaging 20.5 points in the regular season.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.