Donovan Mitchell scored 19 of his game-high 31 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Utah Jazz to a 107-91 win over the Houston Rockets Monday night. The victory ensured that the Jazz will see a game five on Wednesday.
“My teammates have had my back with every mistake, everything I’ve done well,” Mitchell said. “When you have that support system in the locker room every day, it makes it easier when you start the game with two straight turnovers.”
After totaling just 12 points in the game’s first three quarters, Mitchell exploded for 13 points in three minutes to start the final frame, helping Utah etch out to a 91-80 lead with 9:02 to play.
“We’ve had our backs against the wall plenty of times the past two years we’ve been together as a team,” Mitchell said. “This is familiar ground with us. Everybody responded the way we expect them to, but the biggest thing for us is take what we did today and multiply it.”
Here’s the best of Donovan from game four:
Game five goes down Wednesday night in Houston at 8 p.m. on TNT.