Sources: Utah's Mitchell (toe) OK for Game 2

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Utah Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell will play in Game 2 on Wednesday against the Oklahoma City Thunder after an MRI on his left foot came back negative, league sources told ESPN’s Chris Haynes.

Mitchell left Sunday’s Game 1 in the fourth quarter to get an X-ray on the foot before returning and playing through some apparent pain in the Jazz’s 116-108 loss.

“I just stubbed my toe,” Mitchell said. “Nothing major.”

Mitchell returned with 7:47 left in the fourth quarter but was subbed out about a minute later after making a jumper and grimacing as he ran back on defense. Mitchell was visibly confused on the bench and, with the help of some teammates, lobbied to re-enter the game.

“I was just limping, and they saw me limping and thought I needed to come out,” Mitchell said, “but I was just being a baby.”

Playing in his first postseason game, Mitchell finished with 27 points on 11-of-22 shooting, plus 10 rebounds.

Jazz coach Quin Snyder said all signs point to Mitchell being ready for Game 2 on Wednesday.

“The doctors cleared him, so I put him back in the game, but when I saw him, it looked to me that he was feeling it a little bit and just wanted to make sure, so I took him out and just confirmed it,” Snyder said. “And then he went back. Everything that we know right now, he’s fine. I’m sure he’ll undergo further imaging, and we’ll update that tomorrow.”

The Thunder dealt with their own injury concern. Paul George sat the final minute with a right hip contusion, but he said afterward that he’ll be ready to play Game 2.

“Oh, yeah, I’m all good,” George said. “I ain’t never sit out playoff games.”

George said the injury was an aggravation of a hip contusion he suffered against the Atlanta Hawks on March 13. George didn’t miss any time after that game.

In 38 minutes, George led the Thunder with 36 points on 13-of-20 shooting, including 8-of-11 from 3 as the Thunder took a 1-0 series lead.



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