Jordan Clarkson Donovan Mitchell
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Donovan Mitchell called his teammate in the Utah Jazz Jordan Clarkson the ‘unsung hero’ in the series vs the Denver Nuggets.

In Game 4 victory, which put the Jazz up 3-1 against the Nuggets, Clarkson had 24 points, on 9-of-13 shooting from the field and 4-of-7 from deep.

According to Mitchell, Clarkson should be given credit for his playmaking and scoring ability.

“You know it’s a breath of fresh air, not just for myself but for the entire team, to have a guy that wants the ball with four seconds on the clock, the guy that can just take it ‘iso’ and get buckets any way he can.

He’s been a really unsung hero here … he’s playing out of his mind,” Mitchell said, per Sarah Todd of Deseret News.

Clarkson has been averaging 19.8 points (50 percent from the field, 35.5 percent from deep), 3.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists in the series so far.

Game 5 will take place on Tuesday.