Three-time All-Star guard Donovan Mitchell missed the All-Star Game with a non-Covid related respiratory illness, but the Jazz guard is back in action and played on Friday night against the Dallas Mavericks.
The Jazz picked up some momentum heading into the All-Star break, winning six of seven games, but will be now looking to continue that as the regular season reaches its final stages.
“We’ve done a lot of good things the past two to three weeks. We’ve got some work to do as a group,” Mitchell said. “But I think we can look back, especially the past month, even though January was rough, and say, ‘OK, like, we can really do some things.”
Below, find the latest updates on Mitchell’s status ahead of the Jazz’s upcoming games.
Is Donovan Mitchell playing tonight?
Mitchell is not listed on the official Jazz injury report and played last night against Dallas, finishing with 33 points, five assists and two rebounds.
Status alert: Donovan Mitchell (illness) not on injury report for Friday.
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The Jazz had the best record in the NBA last season but lost to the LA Clippers in the second round of the playoffs.
This season they are the fourth seed in the Western Conference with a 36-22 record in the 58 games they have played so far.
The game at Phoenix is the first of a five-game road trip for Utah.
Jazz schedule 2021-22
|Date||Opponent||Time (ET)||National TV|
|Feb. 26||at Suns||3:30 p.m.||ABC|
|Mar. 2||at Rockets||8:00 p.m.||–|
|Mar. 4||at Pelicans||8:00 p.m.||–|
|Mar. 6||at Thunder||7:00 p.m.||–|
|Mar. 7||at Mavericks||8:30 p.m.||–|