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Summer League Game Recap: Memphis 84 Utah 81

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Donovan Mitchell goes for 37 points in an overtime loss to the Summer Grizzlies.

Taylor Griffin

After having a couple days off to rest, Donovan Mitchell rebounded in a big way from a poor shooting night in his second Las Vegas Summer League game. The impressive rookie put on a shooting clinic going for 37 points on 10-24 shooting and getting to the line an insane 16 times. Donovan Mitchell almost had an unusual double-double finishing with 8 steals on the game.

A close game that came down to the wire, the Memphis Grizzlies were able to shut down anyone not named Donovan or Mitchell. Without Donovan Mitchell, Utah would most likely have been run out of the gym in this one. With Donovan Mitchell, Eric Griffin, and so late game heroics by Travis Leslie, the Utah Jazz pushed the Memphis Grizzlies into overtime where they managed only to score 3 points to Memphis' 6.

Dillon Brooks was the player of the game for the Memphis Grizzlies scoring 24 points and pulling down 6 boards in only 25 minutes.

The former D-League All-Star Joel Bolomboy continues his rough summer league performance. Bolomboy who has the chance to stand out now that Trey Lyles has been traded to Denver looks overmatched by summer league play, struggling on defense, and having trouble rebounding the ball.

Eric Griffin continues to show why he's willing to buy out his European contract and take a stab at the NBA. He put in another impressive night scoring 12 points and bringing down 11 boards in 32 minutes of play. But most importantly, he just dunks.

But the star of the game was Donovan Mitchell. If the Utah Jazz could sign him to an extension after only summer league of play they probably would. The Utah Jazz might have lost this game, but WHO CARES WE HAVE DONOVAN MITCHELL! TAKE US OUT SPIDA!