Mitchell left the game briefly after Corey Brewer awkwardly stepped on his left foot, but the rookie was able to finish out Sunday's contest.
The good news? Mitchell's backed it up with his play on the court, leading the Jazz in scoring with 20.5 points per game and ranking third in assists per game with 3.7. When asked about his limp at the time that caused him to come out of the game, the Louisville product said that he was "just being a baby", according to Sam Gannon of KOKH Fox 25. Mitchell was visibly confused on the bench and, with the help of some teammates, lobbied to re-enter the game. He later returned to finish the 116-108 loss with a team-high 27 points. Head coach Quin Snyder didn't seem overly concerned as he said: "Everything that we know right now, he's fine".
Shire selling oncology unit to France's Servier for $2.4bn
The process identified multiple potential strategic buyers across the U.S., Europe and Japan, Shire said. A pursuit of Shire would be one of the biggest attempts by a Japanese company to buy a Western rival.
The best-of-seven series continues with Game 2 on Wednesday in Oklahoma City.
It was his first playoff game with the Thunder since being acquired in a trade with the in in the offseason. "So I'm excited to get this thing going".