Donovan Mitchell brushes off injury scare: 'I was just being a baby'

Donovan Mitchell brushes off injury scare: 'I was just being a baby'

Donovan Mitchell brushes off injury scare: 'I was just being a baby'

Mitchell injured his left foot when Oklahoma City Thunder forward Corey Brewer stepped on it during the first half.

He ultimately re-entered the fray, but was noticeably limping throughout. What was especially frustrating for the Jazz is that they were not able to have a 100-percent healthy Donovan Mitchell for an entire game.

You can't accuse Mitchell of not being a master troll, because this is the second night in a row that he's pulled this off. He lasted another three minutes until being subbed out for Dante Exum with 3:19 remaining and the Jazz trailing 109-91 on the scoreboard. He led the team with 27 points and 10 rebounds in 35 minutes of action. James notched 32 points, 11 rebounds, and 11 assists for the Cleveland Cavaliers against the Washington Wizards on April 22, 2006. On Tuesday, the Utah Jazz rookie's pregame attire included a hoodie with the word "Rookie" and its literal definition - set off by a playful back-and-forth with fellow first-year player Ben Simmons.

The Jazz now have the benefit of the next two days off before Game 2 on Wednesday to allow Mitchell to receive the proper medical treatment.