Mitchell out at least 1 week due to ankle sprain

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Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell is expected to miss at least one week after suffering a right ankle sprain in Friday's 119-111 win over the Indiana Pacers, the team announced Saturday.

Mitchell underwent an MRI, which revealed no structural damage, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Veteran Mike Conley will likely take over the primary playmaking duties during the All-Star guard's absence.

Mitchell is having the best season of his young career, averaging career highs in points (26.4 per game), assists (5.2), and 3-point shooting (38.6%) over 53 appearances in 2020-21.

Mitchell also ranks sixth in the Association in 3-point field goals, ninth in scoring, and 12th in free-throw attempts.

The 24-year-old has been on a tear since the All-Star break, averaging 29.6 points on 46.7% shooting over his last 19 games. That's the highest scoring output by a Jazz player since Karl Malone poured in 30.5 points per contest after the break in 1990-91, according to ESPN Stats & Info.

Mitchell also registered three 40-point games in April, including a pair of 42-point performances over the last week.

Utah (42-14) owns the NBA's top record. The team sits 1.5 games up on the Phoenix Suns for the No. 1 seed in the West.

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