Larry Nance Jr. reacts to Donovan Mitchell going berserk in Game 1 against Clippers

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The Cleveland Cavaliers may have missed the playoffs again this year, but Cavs forward Larry Nance Jr. has clearly been watching the games.

The 28-year-old was one of the many viewers who enjoyed Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell’s explosive performance in a win over the Los Angeles Clippers.

The Jazz defeated the Clippers in their series opener thanks to Mitchell’s heroics. The two-time All-Star had a rough first half, where the Jazz were outscored by 13 points.

However, Mitchell came alive after the break and rallied Utah with 32 second-half points. Every point proved to be crucial, as the Jazz won by just three points following a miraculous Rudy Gobert block of a potential game-tying shot from Marcus Morris.

In his clear support of Mitchell, Nance seems to be over what happened in the 2018 NBA Slam Dunk Contest.

In that event, Nance and Mitchell faced off in the final round. Nance declared that he was robbed after Mitchell was awarded 48 points on his second dunk even though he needed two attempts to complete his dunk. Nance went on to lose by two points in the contest.

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Orel is a freelance writer who is passionate about the NBA. He has followed the league since the late '90s and found increased interest in it in 2003 – when an 18-year-old prodigy from Akron, Ohio took the league by storm.