Jazz Star Donovan Mitchell Breaks Stephen Curry’s Unique NBA Playoffs Streak From 2015

Published 06/15/2021, 9:02 AM EDT
Jan 5, 2021; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) dribbles the ball against the Brooklyn Nets during the second half at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports


The Utah Jazz has continued their regular season form into the playoffs as Donovan Mitchell looks to be in fine form. Even though the Los Angeles Clippers have drawn the series by winning game 4, Mitchell continues to impress with his performances. Kawhi Leonard and Paul George combined to score 62 points as they look to come back and win the series.

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Despite all that, Donovan Mitchell continues to break personal records. After the game, Mitchell became the only player to score 30 plus points and 5 plus threes in five straight games. This is the longest streak in NBA playoff history and breaks the record set by Stephen Curry back in 2015. Mitchell will look to win the next game in Utah as the Jazz looks to reach the Western Conference finals.

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Donovan Mitchell is in a league of his own

Breaking Stephen Curry’s record will be a feather in Mitchell’s cap. Curry is the best shooter ever in the NBA, and matching his record speaks volumes about Donovan Mitchell.

The Utah Jazz has the most balanced squad in the NBA this season. Besides Mitchell, Rudy Gobert, Jordan Clarkson, and Ingles have played very well as they continue to drive the team forward.

While they have the Defensive Player of the Year and the Sixth Man of the Year on their team, Mitchell will be the go-to guy for the Jazz simply because he scores tons of points. From shooting deep three-pointers to pull-up jumpers, he can do it all. The drives to the rim are unbelievable as he finishes consistently with contact inside the paint.

Even though he misses some shots because of his exuberance, the self-belief in his individual ability to make shots is brilliant. The opposition does not faze him as he continues to take shots over them.

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The Utah Jazz hopes to reach their destination

While the Clippers have drawn the series, game 5 will now head back to Utah. Mitchell and Co will look to close out the series in the next two games. But this won’t be easy because having Kawhi in the opposition lineup is daunting. Leonard is determined to join LeBron as the only player to win three NBA championships with three different teams. But the Jazz will be a hard team to beat.

The Jazz has a deep roster and all their players have performed remarkably well. Joe Ingles and Bogdanovic have been a threat on the floor with their accurate shooting. Gobert is the defensive monster that every team loves to have. Meanwhile, Jordan Clarkson has become a key member after his performances. Despite all that, we know who their key man is.

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Jun 8, 2021; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) reacts after their win against the LA Clippers in game one in the second round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs. at Vivint Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

Notably, Mitchell has averaged 37.3 points per game in this playoff series against the Clippers. Fans will hope to get a repeat performance in game 5 as the Jazz looks to take a 3-2 lead.

The Jazz is looking to win their first-ever NBA title. While Gobert is important for their franchise in the defensive side of the game, Donovan is important for their offense. A limping Mitchell was not a welcome sight for the Utah faithful because of his importance to the team. However, Donovan has stated he will be fit for their next game against the Clippers.

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Jacob Gijy

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Jacob Gijy is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Gijy finished his Masters in Counselling Psychology and worked in a hospital for 2 years before his passion for sports compelled him to find his way to sports journalism. A fan of the great Tim Duncan, he is always ready to pick up a debate with anyone who does not offer the centre the respect he deserves.

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