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It was a Donovan Mitchell party on Lebron James’ birthday

It’s Donovan’s party and I’ll cry if I want to!

NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers at Utah Jazz Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports

On Lebron James’ birthday he came hoping to break probably the strangest losing streak in the league. If you didn’t already know, Lebron hasn’t won in Utah since 2011. After tonight, the streak continues.

The Utah Jazz beat Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers behind 29 points from Donovan Mitchell who also put up 6 assists, 4 rebounds and 3 steals. Oh, and he also closed the game in the clutch. What a special, special talent!

The Jazz also had great games from Ricky Rubio and Derrick Favors. Rubio had a near triple double and commanded the floor masterfully, setting up players right and left. Favors was his dominant self again shooting 72% from the field for 19 points and some huge blocks and steals. When Favors and Rubio are good, the Utah Jazz are dangerous.

Thabo Sefolosha had great defense from Lebron and gives the Jazz a great dynamic at the power forward spot. He’s become invaluable for this Jazz team.

One final thing. Happy Birthday to Lebron James who really is the greatest while also being a great ambassador for the league. You don’t hear of Lebron ever being a part of any scandal or black eye for the NBA. He carries his crown well.

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