Boston Celtics rookie Jayson Tatum was arguably the best player on the floor through the first two days of the Utah Pro Summer League in Salt Lake City. Naturally, Donovan Mitchell wanted to guard him.
Mitchell, the No. 13 overall pick by the Utah Jazz, was matched up against Tatum much of the night Thursday, and Mitchell made him work for every little thing.
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Known for his defensive prowess, Mitchell had the crowd screaming during a two-possession stretch where he stripped Tatum of the ball, then caused the former Duke player to fall to the ground with a spin move, then assisting on Julian Wright’s dunk.
“You just use days like this to get better,” said Tatum, the No. 3 overall pick of this year’s draft. “Every day isn’t going to be great and you have days like
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