Mitchell to play in Game 2 after MRI returns negative

Mitchell to play in Game 2 after MRI returns negative

Mitchell returned with 7:47 left in the fourth quarter but was subbed out about a minute later after making a jumper and grimacing as he ran back on defense.

"Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell underwent an MRI on his left foot and the results came back negative, league sources tell ESPN. I'm not limping", Mitchell said during Monday's practice.

Utah Jazz rookie sensation Donovan Mitchell has been cleared to play in Game 2 of their series against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

"I'll just see how I feel tomorrow", Mitchell said. "I just stubbed my toe, nothing major".

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In his post-season debut, the 21-year old rookie finished with 27 points on 11-of-22 shooting, and grabbed 10 rebounds in the Jazz's 116-108 loss. Head coach Quin Snyder didn't seem overly concerned as he said: "Everything that we know right now, he's fine".

The Thunder dealt with their own injury concern. For a team that was inconsistent all year long, picking up a win in their first game of the playoffs was a good sign for things to come in the future.

Jazz coach Quin Snyder made a decision to yank Mitchell for the final 3:19 of Sunday's loss for fear or severely injuring the foot.

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