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Mitchell's rookie season ends with 112-102 loss to Rockets

Houston, Texas (WAVE) - Donovan Mitchell's rookie season ended tonight. Utah fell 112-102 at Houston in Game #5 of their Western Conference semifinal series. The Rockets win the series 4-1. 

Mitchell finished with 24 points, 22 in the third quarter. He left with 7:13 remaining after a collision with Houston's James Harden. NBA TV reported that X-rays were negative on Mitchell's left foot. Chris Paul took over from there. He finished with a playoff career-high 41 points. 

Mitchell won the NBA Slam Dunk championship during All-Star weekend and is a frontrunner for NBA Rookie of the Year, along with Philadelphia's Ben Simmons. That award will be announced on June 25. 

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