Donovan Mitchell addresses critics after he, Rudy Gobert create game-winning play



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Donovan Mitchell addresses critics after he, Rudy Gobert create game-winning play

The Utah Jazz were on the verge of losing Game 4 and falling 3-1 down to the Dallas Mavericks but their star duo Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert delivered a clutch play that ultimately sealed a 100-99 win over the Mavericks.

After Luka Doncic hit a three-pointer the Mavericks opened a 99-95 lead with 40 seconds to go. After a timeout, Mitchell scored a basket and plus got fouled. After making the free-throw, the Jazz cut the lead to 99-98. The Jazz fouled Dwight Powell in the next possession but Powell missed both free throws.

After grabbing the rebound, Mitchell and Gobert ran a play on which Gobert faked a pick-and-roll screen and rolled to the basket - Mitchell carefully followed it and threw a perfect pass that finished with an alley-oop dunk from Gobert.

In the next possession, Spencer Dinwiddie missed a potential game-winner as the Jazz won and tied the series to 2-2.

Mitchell on the key play

Some around the league think it's time for the Jazz to break their roster and hit the rebuild mode as some doubt Mitchell and Gobert can lead the team to an NBA championship.

However, Mitchell still believes he and Gobert can do big things as he has underlined that he has the full trust in his teammate. "It feels good. I ain't going to lie to you," Mitchell said, per ESPN. "It feels good, because it's just like, man, you hear it.

I don't think him and I sit here think there's anything, but we hear it. It's good to see that and be able to go out there and do it on a stage like that, but ultimately, those same plays we made throughout the entire game.

"We trust each other, we feel each other and we're out there continuously making good plays. It felt good. It's good to trust, that's all it is." After the game, Gobert acknowledged he and Mitchell have heard about the rumors around the league.

"I mean, there's a lot of noise," Gobert said. "A lot of people are talking about our team, our guys, the future, what can happen, what might not happen, about a lot of different things that at the end of the day for us right now don't matter. We have a team, we're 2-2 in the series, and that's our focus."