Jazz’s Mitchell unlikely for Game 1, sources say

Utah Jazz All-Star guard Donovan Mitchell isn’t expected to play against the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 1 of their Western Conference first-round series on Sunday night, sources tell ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Mitchell has been working toward his return from a sprained right ankle. He has been sidelined for five weeks after suffering the injury on April 16 against the Indiana Pacers.

Before his injury, Mitchell averaged a career-high 26.4 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 5.2 assists in 53 regular-season games. The two-time All-Star averaged 36.3 points while shooting nearly 53% during the playoffs last season.

Top-seeded Utah won all three games this season against Memphis, seeded No. 8, while averaging 118.0 points. Mitchell averaged 35.0 points on 60% shooting in those games.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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