The Utah Jazz will be without a key player during Game 5 on Wednesday. Guard Mike Conley Jr. will reportedly miss the contest against the Los Angeles Clippers due to a hamstring injury, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Conley has not played in the entire series due to the issue. He’s battled the injury since February, but re-aggravated it in Game 5 against the Memphis Grizzlies.
Conley excelled with the Jazz this season. He averaged 16.2 points and 6 assists per game, making the All-Star team for the first time in his career.
Prior to the injury, Conley was out to a hot start in the postseason. In his first four games against the Grizzlies, Conley averaged 20 points and 10.3 assists.
Clippers will be without Kawhi Leonard for Game 5
Conley’s news comes shortly after it was revealed the Clippers would be without Kawhi Leonard in Game 5 due to a knee injury. The severity of Leonard’s injury is unknown, though the team fears Leonard may have an ACL issue.
With Leonard out, the Game 5 odds have shifted heavily in the Jazz’s favor. Even without Conley, oddsmakers at BetMGM like the Jazz’s chances against a Clippers team with Leonard.
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