Donovan Mitchell left Saturday's 132-106 Game 3 loss by the Utah Jazz to the Los Angeles Clippers because of pain in his right ankle, but the decision for him not to return was due to the lopsided score. Mitchell exited the game with approximately seven minutes remaining and briefly went into the tunnel before returning to the bench.
"I feel like I was able to go back, but no need to risk it down 16, 18 at that point," Mitchell said. "I'll be fine."
Mitchell missed the final 16 regular season games and Utah's playoff opener due to a right ankle sprain.
Mitchell is dealing with persistent pain in the ankle.
"It's when I land," Mitchell said. "It's been just trying to manage it. I don't really know what else to tell you; I don't want to say too much. It was just the landing, but I'm good. I'll be ready for Game 4."