The Hotshots import threw down a power putback slam that brought the rim down and highlighted his solid play in leading his team to 99-93 a victory over Rain or Shine in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup on Saturday night in Batangas.
Mitchell registered 21 points on 8-of-9 shooting and 18 boards, while Paul Lee proved to be a thorn in the side of his former team as the Hotshots shrugged off a late Elasto Painters rally to hold on to their sixth win in eight games after the Petron Saturday Special.
Jeff Chan led a late ROS comeback that fell short as his team absorbed a second straight setback to drop to an even 4-4 win-loss card.
The Final Scoreboard Result:
STAR 99 – Lee 23, Mitchell 21, Barroca 11, Melton 9, Simon 8, Dela Rosa 8, Reavis 8, Sangalang 7, Mendoza 2, Javier 2, Brondial 0
ROS 93 – Taggart 20, Chan 20, Norwood 10, Belga 10, Tiu 8, Yap 5, Ahanmisi 5, Cruz 5, Washington 4, Maiquez 3, Ponferada 3, Tolomia 0
Quarterscores: 21-18, 48-41, 81-73, 99-93