Utah Jazz guard Mike Conley (10) puts in a shot as the Utah Jazz and the Brooklyn Nets play an NBA basketball game at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, March 24, 2021. Utah won 118-88. | Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
Mike Conley will miss a second straight game on Thursday.
The Utah Jazz’s All-Star guard was ruled out of playing Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinal against the Los Angeles Clippers because of a right hamstring strain sustained in Game 5 of the Jazz’s first round playoff series against the Memphis Grizzlies.
When Conley spoke with reporters following that Game 5, he sounded hopeful about his ability to play when the second round began but wasn’t cleared to play in Game 1, which the Jazz won 112-109, and will miss Game 2 on Thursday.
Conley averaged 17.4 points and 8.6 assists while shooting 54.8% from 3-point range in the series against the Grizzlies.
Joe Ingles will start in place of Conley.
Mike Conley is out again tonight for Jazz vs Clippers Game 2
— Sarah Todd (@NBASarah) June 10, 2021
Source:: Deseret News – Sports News