Jazz bounce back against Grizzlies; Knicks tie series

Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz yells during the game against the Memphis Grizzlies during Round 1, Game 2 of the 2021 NBA Playoffs on May 26, 2021 at vivint.SmartHome Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Jeff Swinger / NBAE / Getty Images / Getty Images via AFP)

Donovan Mitchell returned from an injury to score 25 points as the Utah Jazz withstood a 47-point performance from Ja Morant to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 141-129 and level their series at one game apiece.

Mitchell made his much-anticipated return from a sprained ankle to drain five threes in 26 minutes of playing time. Rudy Gobert had 21 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks for the top-seeded Jazz, which rebounded after losing game one to eighth-seeded Memphis.

Mike Conley had 20 points and a career-high 15 assists, and Bojan Bogdanovic added 18 points in the win.

Morant broke the Grizzlies' franchise playoff scoring record which was held by Conley. He now has 71 points in his first two career playoff games. Dillon Brooks ran into foul trouble but still managed to score 23 points in the loss.

In New York, Derrick Rose scored 26 points off the bench to lift the Knicks to a 101-92 victory over the Atlanta Hawks in game two of their first-round series.

Julius Randle recorded 13 of his 15 points in the third quarter and added 12 rebounds for the Knicks, who levelled the best-of-seven series at 1-1. 

Game three is on Friday in Atlanta.