X-rays negative for Jazz star Donovan Mitchell

NBA.com Global on May 09, 2018 01:18 PM
X-rays negative for Jazz star Donovan Mitchell
Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) is helped off the court after sustaining an injury during the second half in Game 5 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series against the Houston Rockets, Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

NBA.com staff report

Utah Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell was helped to the locker room in Game 5 against the Houston Rockets with what is being described as left foot soreness, per the team.

Mitchell's x-rays came back negative and he'll be re-evaluated in Utah.

The injury occurred after Mitchell collided with James Harden midway through the fourth quarter. He was seen in the tunnel on a golf cart and would not return to the game.

During the final minutes of the Rockets' 112-102 series-clinching win, a limping Mitchell returned to sit on the bench, presumably to join his teammates as their season came to a close.

The 21-year-old finished the game with 24 points and nine assists, erupting for 22 points in the third quarter to spark a huge Jazz run. He finished his first playoff run averaging 24.4 points, 5.9 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 1.5 steals.

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