The Jazz Are Getting Hammered For Leaving Donovan Mitchell In While Trailing By 30 Points

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  • The Jazz were blown out by the Mavericks 102-77 on Monday night
  • Utah star Donovan Mitchell went down with a late injury, causing fans to question why he was still in the game
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The Mavericks landed a decisive win in NBA playoff action to take a 3-2 series lead over the Utah Jazz.

Dallas star Luka Doncic tallied 33 points while guard Jalen Brunson added another 24. The Mavs never trailed in the dominant performance, taking a 26-point lead into the game’s final quarter.

That’s when things went from bad to worse for Utah.

Not only did the team suffer an embarrassing loss to fall one game closer to elimination, but the Jazz also saw star player Donovan Mitchell leave the contest with a late injury. He was removed from the game with less than five minutes of action remaining.

It begs the question, why was Mitchell in the game at all?

He’s easily the team’s best player and the most dynamic scorer. While he had a rough night shooting the basketball on Monday, Utah likely needs him to play in order to avoid having their season end in Game 6.

At the time of his exit, Dallas was leading the game by nearly 30 points.

Fans are now giving the Jazz coaching staff some heat for keeping Mitchell in during a blowout loss.

Fans Crush Jazz For Leaving Donovan Mitchell On The Floor

With Donovan Mitchell going down with an injury, fans are going after the Jazz on social media. The loss of their best player could compromise the remainder of the season if he’s unable to go at 100% in Game 6.

Check out the reaction below.

With the season on the line, Mitchell has said he’s going to give it a go on Thursday. When asked if there were any concerns about Game 6, the guard responded, “I’ll be fine.”

Hopefully he’s playing at full speed because the Jazz will need him if they want to come back from this 3-2 deficit.