Donovan Mitchell 'likes' tweet taking shot at Timberwolves

Carmelo laughs when he learns about Paul George’s ‘Playoff P’ nickname

After going off for 36 points on 13-of-20 shooting (including 8-of-11 from beyond the arc) in Game 1, the five-time All-Star dropped 18 points while going just 6-of-21 from the floor and 4-of-12 from three-point range in Game 2. During that period, the superstar triumvirate of Russell Westbrook, Paul George, and Carmelo Anthony took turns in missing shots. The score didn't reflect a massive deficit, but the opportunity cost to the Thunder of not having a solid lead at that point proved to be pivotal. Terry Rozier added 23 points, four rebounds and three assists for Boston in his first career playoff start.

Meanwhile, LeBron James scored 46 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers evened the first-round eastern conference play-off series at one game apiece with a 100-97 victory over the visiting Indiana Pacers on Thursday (AEST).

For context, Rubio, the current Jazz guard, played his first six National Basketball Association seasons in Minnesota but never once made it to the playoffs with them. It's how Utah got the win Game 2 win, 102-95, to even the series as it heads to Salt Lake City.

The Jazz have their big injury concern of their own with Donovan Mitchell suffering from a bruised toe. "Donovan, obviously, his aggressiveness on the offensive end fueled us there and the combination of those two things".

On Saturday, Thunder forward Paul George told reporters about an alter-ego he calls "Playoff P". Overall, the trio scored a total of 54 points with no one among them getting 20 markers.

It looks like Mitchell is set on playing in Game 2 against the Oklahoma City Thunder, but double check before tip to make sure he is in the starting lineup. He hit a deep 2-pointer to close the quarter and give the Thunder an 81-72 lead.

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The game was filled with back and fourth runs by both teams with the lead changing a dozen times which also included 10 ties.

"Just continuing to be aggressive was just my mindset", Mitchell said.

"The biggest thing for us, Derrick Favors played his ass off", Mitchell said after the game. "Fourth quarter, we just didn't shoot the ball well".

Oklahoma City had two chances in the final minute to trim Utah's lead with the Jazz leading 99-95, but Anthony missed three-pointers on back-to-back possessions.

"They all need each other", Snyder said, "and they all know that".

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