Donovan Mitchell to Thunder Fans After Game 5 Loss: 'We'll See Y'all Next Year'

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured ColumnistApril 26, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - APRIL 23: Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder handles the ball against Donovan Mitchell #45 of the Utah Jazz  in Game Four of Round One of the 2018 NBA Playoffs on April 23, 2018 at vivint.SmartHome Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook willed his team to a 107-99 victory in Game 5 of its first-round playoff series, but Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell believes that was the last time the fans at Chesapeake Energy Arena will have the chance to see the defending MVP this year.

As Gabe Ikard of The Franchise Sports in Oklahoma City shared, it appeared as if the rookie told the Thunder fans "We'll see y'all next year" while leaving the floor Wednesday:

Despite blowing a 25-point lead in the second half largely because of Westbrook's 45 points, 15 rebounds and seven assists, the Jazz are still ahead 3-2 in the series and have the opportunity to close things out in Friday's Game 6.

Utah won Games 3 and 4 each by double digits at Vivint Smart Home Arena, and Mitchell clearly believes his team is going to dispatch of Westbrook's Thunder with the backing of the home fans.

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