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Utah Jazz: Clippers pouncing on Donovan Mitchell’s weakness

Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports)

Utah Jazz prodigy Donovan Mitchell is suddenly left with a major challenge.

It was the first time Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell went scoreless in a quarter during these 2021 NBA Playoffs. Or put another way, it was the first time the 24-year-old looked human since returning from a mid-April right ankle sprain that kept him out through Game 1 of the squad’s first-round bout with the Memphis Grizzlies.

The first 12 minutes of Saturday’s Game 3 in the Western Conference Semifinals against the No.