Before Donovan Mitchell ended his postgame press conference relentlessly answering questions about Utah's struggles to close out games following Friday's tough loss to top-seeded Phoenix, he had one last thing to say.
Unprompted and clearly upset with himself, Mitchell regained his composure and confidence, looked directly at the camera, and had a poignant message.
"I know it sucks," he said. "Fans, hang with us. … I promise you, we'll be all right."
Mitchell and the Jazz will have a chance to make good on those words when they travel to the Pacific Northwest. Utah will face Portland in the regular season finale on Sunday night, with tipoff set for 7:30 p.