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Donovan Mitchell named Western Conference Player of the Week

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Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell looks to pass the ball as Denver Nuggets guard Will Barton defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, in Denver. The Jazz won 111-104. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

During the week he scored a career-high 46 points, Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell is the Western Conference Player of the Week.

It's the second time this season Mitchell has won the award.

Mitchell averaged 34 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists on 46.6% shooting including 44.4% from the 3-point line.

The Jazz went 3-0 last week, including wins over the Milwaukee Bucks and Denver Nuggets, the top two teams in the NBA.

“I think the biggest thing for me is just staying calm, not getting too high,” Mitchell said of his 46-point performance. “I’ll probably watch it a few times but not overdo it. Just staying calm and understanding that I’m not a rookie. Not saying this is regular, but I just treat it like another game and move on.”

Mitchell previously won Western Conference Player of the Week for the week of January 6-13.

The Jazz also beat the L.A. Clippers in addition to the Bucks and Nuggets.

Mitchell also made news for giving a pair of his shoes to a 102-year-old Jazz fan before his career-high night against the Bucks.