Donovan Mitchell opens on fire
Mitchell began 3-for-3 from the field, scoring eight of Utah’s first 10 points over the first 1:42 of action, pacing the Jazz to a 10-2 and sending Vivint Arena into early hysterics.
“Rudy, Rudy, Rudy”
Vivint Arena broke into a “Rudy, Rudy, Rudy” chant after the newly-minted NBA Defensive Player of the Year challenged, then turned away DeMarcus Cousins at the rim. That show of appreciation from Jazz fans came after a pregame standing ovation for Gobert, who was honored for winning his third DPOY award in four seasons on Wednesday afternoon.