Donovan Mitchell attends first WNBA game

Donovan Mitchell (L) and NY Liberty's Asia Durr (R). Girls Talk Sports TV/Khristina Williams

On Tuesday, Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell sat courtside with his sister, for the New York Liberty's matchup against the Los Angeles Sparks, in support of No. 2 overall WNBA draft pick and former University of Lousiville star Asia Durr

Donovan Mitchell and sister Jordan Mitchell. WSlam/Camille Buxeda

At a time where the WNBA is looking to increase its visibility, it's refreshing to see the outpouring public support and advocacy of the game from NBA players. 

"I'm here today to watch my girl Asia Durr, we went to school together," said Mitchell. 

A former cards star, Mitchell was drafted No. 13 overall by the Denver Nuggets and later traded to the Utah Jazz in 2017. 

Durr received her second regular season career start on Tuesday morning against the Sparks, after scoring a career-high 12 points against the Indiana Fever on Saturday, in a 92-77 loss. 

The New York Liberty fell to the Los Angeles Sparks 75-73, despite a double-double performance by Tina Charles with 21 points and 14 rebounds. Reshanda Gray added 12 points and 5 rebounds, and Durr finished with 9 points.

The New York Liberty are off to a 0-3 start this season, and will face the Washington Mystics on Friday at 7:30PM ET at the Westchester County Center.

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