Mitchell, Conley cleared to play tonight in Game 6

Kings Jazz Basketball
Posted at 7:37 PM, Jun 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-19 00:27:20-04

LOS ANGELES — All-Star guards Donovan Mitchell and Mike Conley are available to play Friday night as the Utah Jazz look to force a Game 7 in their Western Conference playoff series with the Los Angeles Clippers.

The team announced the good news that Conley was cleared less than an hour before Game 6 tip-off.

A short time later, they also announced that Donovan Mitchell -- who was listed Thursday as "questionable" along with Conley -- is also available for the must-win game.

The Jazz also tweeted that both stars would start, alongside Bojan Bogdanovich and Royce O'Neale at forward and Rudy Gobert at center.

Conley has not played in any of the previous five games in the series against the Clippers after suffering a hamstring injury in Utah's series-clinching win against Memphis two weeks ago.

Los Angeles has a 3-2 series lead, meaning the Jazz must win Friday to avoid elimination.