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Jazz guard Mike Conley ruled out for Game 1 vs. Clippers

Mike Conley
Posted at 11:44 AM, Jun 08, 2021

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Jazz will be shorthanded Tuesday when they face the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals.

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Guard Mike Conley has been ruled out for the game with a right hamstring strain.

"Hopefully we get him back as quickly as possible, but again, those things are hard to predict," said head coach Quin Snyder.

When Conley missed 13 games in the regular season with hamstring injuries, the Jazz were able to remain successful on the court; a string they hope to continue against L.A.

"He's been great for us all through the year, through the playoffs," said Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson. "It's just going to push other guys to step up tonight."

"It's a big void to fill, but I feel like us, as a group together, staying together, picking each other up, we're still going to play a really good game."

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Conley suffered the injury in the second quarter of Utah's series-clinching win over Memphis last Wednesday.