Dwyane Wayde has a message for the Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert and the Utah Jazz following their Game 6 elimination by the Clippers.
A disappointed and devastated Utah Jazz team will return home to Salt Lake City after a crushing Game 6 elimination at the hands of the L. A Clippers.
Despite winning the first 2 games in the series, the Jazz never seemed to get their momentum back, losing the second-round playoff series 4-2 to a Clippers team playing without their superstar, Kawhi Leonard.
Ty Lue’s decision to go small against a team known for their interior defense exposed the Jazz to a plethora of perimeter shots effectively eliminating Rudy Gobert’s (DPOY) defensive capabilities.
The second half of Game 6 saw the Clippers put on a shooting master class as an unstoppable unit. Terance Mann had the game of his life as he scored 39 points. He was well-backed by Paul George and Reggie Jackson, who scored 28 and 27 points respectively.
If anything, this game was a reminder of how easily a sizeable lead can be demolished today. This is because of the 3 point shot becoming an integral part of this generation’s playing style.
Dwyane Wade shares a few words of encouragement with the Utah Jazz
Three-time Champion turned minority owner for the Utah Jazz, Dwyane Wade was quick to put out a tweet in support of his team despite their second-round playoff exit.
D-Wade was regularly seen on the sidelines sharing a few tidbits with Donovan Mitchell all series long. He believes that the top-seeded Jazz had a great season, but they must learn from their mistakes. It’s time to go back to the drawing board.
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) June 19, 2021
Last year’s first-round exit at the hands of the Denver Nuggets could be chalked up to health problems and playing in the bubble. But this series has exposed major flaws which need to be fixed if they plan on making a solid run with Donovan Mitchell being their centerpiece.
It will be interesting to see what steps the Jazz take for a better shot at the chip next year. They can’t simply fade away as a team with a great regular season, but never shone when it mattered most.