Richmond Times-Dispatch Weekend
Jazz guard Mitchell sprains ankle vs. Pacers
Donovan Mitchell exited during the third quarter of the Indiana Pacers’ 119-111 loss to the NBA-leading Utah Jazz on Friday afternoon, when Mitchell suffered a sprained right ankle.
Mitchell was helped off the court with the assistance of teammates with 8:18 left in the third quarter after severely turning his ankle. The Jazz guard could not put any weight on his right leg. Mitchell scored 22 points on 7-of-15 shooting in 21 minutes before leaving the game. Mitchell scored 22 points on 7-of-15 shooting in 21 minutes before leaving.
♦ The Utah Jazz announced Friday that 13-time
NBA All-Star Dwyane Wade will join the youngest ownership group in the league. The group is headed by technology entrepreneur Ryan Smith, who along with his wife, Ashley, acquired majority interest in the Jazz in late 2020. Wade and Smith have known each other for several years and had discussed working with each other in various capacities. Wade played 16 NBA seasons with Miami, Chicago and Cleveland before retiring after the 2018-19 season. He won three NBA titles and had his No. 3 jersey retired by the Heat last month.