Jazz Guard Mike Conley Ruled OUT for Game 1 vs Clippers


The Number One seeded Utah Jazz got some bad news heading into Game 1 of their series with the Los Angeles Clippers Tuesday night. They'll be without the services of point guard Mike Conley due to a hamstring strain.

Conley left Game 5 of the Jazz' first-round series with the Grizzlies, and Utah had five days' rest before their matchup with the Clippers. Not enough though, for Conley to recover.  We know that hamstrings can be frustrating, lingering injuries. Just ask James Harden.  

The Jazz' depth will be tested now, without Conley coming off the bench to run the offence.  Donovan Mitchell and Joe Ingles could be expected to take on some of the ball-handling duties that Conley leaves behind. 

The Jazz had a tremendous season, in building the best record in the NBA. But some feel they will need their full compliment of players if they are to get to the promised land. 

Conley will continue to get treatment as the week progresses.

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