Donovan Mitchell scored a season-high 36 factors within the Utah Jazz’s 129-118 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday. Nonetheless, that did not cease Shaquille O’Neal from criticizing him throughout and after the sport on the TNT broadcast.
O’Neal informed Mitchell he did not have what it takes to achieve the following stage. The 24-year-old was unfazed by his feedback.
Mitchell was additional requested about O’Neal’s feedback after the sport and tried to push the dialog towards the staff’s efforts.
“We’re on a seven-game win streak proper now, we’re taking part in good basketball. I hate to take a win like this and make it about what they mentioned about me,” the Jazz guard mentioned, in keeping with the Salt Lake Tribune’s Eric Walden. “You take a look at how we performed and guarded, I am completely satisfied.”
Mitchell was named an All-Star for the primary time in his profession final season and he earned himself a five-year, $195 million extension through the offseason.
This season, the Louisville product is averaging 24.3 factors, 3.9 rebounds and 4.9 assists per recreation whereas capturing 43.8% from the sphere and 40.8% from deep.