For the week of January 6-13 Donovan Mitchell was named the Western Player of the Week.
Donovan Mitchell is the #nba Western Conference Player of the Week. What he's done over the last five games is impressive. Check out the numbers below. (graphic by @HemaHeimuliJr ) @KSL5TV #TeamIsEverything #utahjazz pic.twitter.com/0DsT04INDb
— Jeremiah Jensen (@JJSportsBeat) January 14, 2019
Last week Utah played 4 games and went 3-1.
On January 7 they were in Milwaukee. Mitchell scored 26 points, pulled down 3 rebounds and had 1 assist in their 102-114 loss to the Bucks. Donovan went 6/12 behind the 3pt line.
In their 106-93 win against the Orlando Magic on Jan. 9th Mitchell posted a stat line of 33 points, four rebounds, seven assists and one steal.
On January 11, he logged 33 points, nine assists, four rebounds and two blocks in Utah’s 113-95 victory of the Lakers.
They beat Chicago 110-102 on January 12. In that game Mitchell scored his week-high 34 points along with pulling down six boards and dishing out six assists.
He averaged 31.5 points, 5.75 assists and 4.25 rebounds and led his team to a 3-1 record for the week. When asked about Mitchell, Quin Snyder said “He’s shown a decisiveness to attack. You don’t even have to think of it as scoring, it’t just attacking. Sometimes he’ll be the one to score. Sometimes he’ll pass it.
Here's the shot our photographer Steve Griffin got of Donovan Mitchell's dunk on JaVale McGee last night, as well as the bench's reaction.
— Ryan McDonald (@ryanwmcdonald) January 12, 2019
Donovan Mitchell put JaVale McGee on a poster in their game Friday night and it was #1 on Sportscenter’s top ten. (if you want to fast forward to number one, go to 2:20)
“He’s obviously doing something right,” forward Derrick Favors said. “He’s always in the gym, always working on his game. He’s focused. There’s a lot of pressure on him in the point guard position. He’s just out there making plays, making shots and playing great.
Donovan Mitchell has now scored 30+ points in three consecutive games for the first time in his career. I have the feeling that we are going to see streaks like this happen more often and last longer than 3 games.
Let’s hope that #45 keeps his streak alive tonight when Detroit comes to Vivint Smart-home Arena.