Melissa Majchrzak

Donovan Mitchell dunks on Lakers center JaVale McGee

by Aaron Falk

Need a new poster? Donovan Mitchell has you covered.

The Utah Jazz guard took flight in the second quarter of Friday night’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers, throwing down a vicious slam on top of Lakers center JaVale McGee. The 6-foot-2 Mitchell had no problems whatsoever with the 7-foot McGee.

Mitchell finished the night with a game-high 33 points in a 113-95 win over the Lakers.

Mitchell downplayed the highlight-reel slam a little after the game.

“Honestly that dunk was just a read and I didn’t really think too much of it,” Mitchell said. “I just tried to be ready for the next play. If I made the dunk they were going to try to get in transition. That’s really where my head was at.”

But it came at the right time for his team.

”Once he hit the one-two, I knew he was going to try to dunk. I didn’t know it was going to be body to body like that,” forward Jae Crowder said. “We were going on a run right there, trying to open up the game and that was a pretty big dunk for our momentum. Obviously we feed off that.”

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