Donovan Mitchell is one of the most exciting young players in the NBA and has been a big reason for why the Utah Jazz have been so successful in the regular season. Unfortunately for Mitchell, the young star had a lackluster playoff as his team went down in just five games to the Houston Rockets. Last night, the Jazz were eliminated after a 100-93 loss where Mitchell only scored 12 points and was 4-22 shooting. Throughout the entire series, he made 32.1 percent of his shots from the floor and struggled to hit big shots when it mattered.
After the game last night, Mitchell spoke to the media about how he’s not happy with his performance and that he vows to be better next season.
“It’s funny, Dame [Lillard] said this yesterday: ‘You don’t succeed without failure, and you don’t succeed without going through times like this,'” Mitchell said
Mitchell also spoke about his performance in game 5 and how at times he couldn’t execute the way he wanted.
“Honestly, I got some looks that I wanted,” Mitchell explained. “A lot of it is just trying to attack. I’m not going to stop attacking. Obviously, you don’t want to shoot 4-of-22 with five turnovers. It happened.”
The Rockets will now wait for the winner of the series between the Golden State Warriors and the Los Angeles Clippers.