What to Watch For (Game Five): Utah Jazz vs Los Angeles Clippers

The Utah Jazz are looking to pick up a much needed win tonight at Vivint Smart Home Arena
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Donovan Mitchell (45) drives past Patrick Beverley (21)

Donovan Mitchell (45) drives past Patrick Beverley (21)

Snapshot of Game Four:

The Utah Jazz came out looking disheveled in game four, scoring 13-points in the first quarter and having an abysmal first half. At one point in the second quarter, they found themselves losing by nearly 30-points, but a second half comeback saw Utah cut LA's lead down to 10. Unfortunately, the Jazz weren't able to dig themselves out of their first half hole, losing 118-104. The series is now tied 2-2 as both teams head back to Salt Lake City for game five.

Playoff Schedule:

(Game 1) Tuesday June 8, 2021 at 8:00pm MST: Los Angeles Clippers @ Utah Jazz (TNT)                               Jazz Won 112-109

(Game 2) Thursday June 10, 2021 at 8:00pm MST: Los Angeles Clippers @ Utah Jazz (ESPN)                              Jazz Won 117-111

(Game 3) Saturday June 12, 2021 at 6:30pm MST: Utah Jazz @ Los Angeles Clippers (ABC)                     Clippers Won 132-106

(Game 4) Monday June 14, 2021 at 8:00pm MST: Utah Jazz @ Los Angeles Clippers (TNT)                     Clippers Won 118-104

(Game 5) Wednesday June 16, 2021 at 8:00pm MST: Los Angeles Clippers @ Utah Jazz (TNT)

(Game 6) Friday June 18, 2021 at 8:00pm MST: Utah Jazz @ Los Angeles Clippers (ESPN)

(Game 7) Sunday June 20, 2021 at 1:30pm MST: Los Angeles Clippers @ Utah Jazz (ABC)

Jordan Clarkson (00) scans the floor against the Los Angeles Clippers

Jordan Clarkson (00) scans the floor against the Los Angeles Clippers

Fun Facts:

The Jazz will wear a rotation of their Association, Statement and City Uniforms during round two of the Western Conference Playoffs. During games one, two, and five, the Jazz will wear their black and gradient jerseys. In games three and six, they will break out their home-white uniforms. In game four, Utah will don their yellow uniforms. If the series extends past game six, the Jazz will wear their black and gradient jerseys in game seven.

The Jazz were 2-1 against the Los Angeles Clippers during the regular season. They won by 6-points and 18-points in the first two matchups, before losing by 4 in the final showdown.

It was announced that Vivint Smart Home Arena will be at full-capacity for the second round of the NBA Playoffs. Masks are still required. Tickets are on sale now and can be found here.

The Utah Jazz finished the regular season with a 52-20 record, and obtained the number one overall seed. They are currently 6-3 in postseason play. The Jazz will take on the fourth seed Los Angeles Clippers in round two and will have home court advantage throughout the entirety of the NBA Playoffs.

Jordan Clarkson became the Utah Jazz first ever Sixth Man of the Year Award winner, beating out teammate Joe Ingles and New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose. The announcement was made on TNT, and Ingles helped present the award. Read more about it here.

It was announced that Rudy Gobert is the 2021 Defensive Player of the Year, beating out Ben Simmons (76ers) and Draymond Green (Warriors) for the award. This is Gobert's third time winning the honor, taking home the award in 2018 and 2019 as well. Read more about the Jazz second award winner here.

Rudy Gobert was named to the NBA's First Team All-Defense, and Third Team All-NBA squads in consecutive days. This is Gobert's second and third NBA honor this season, alongside his Defensive Player of the Year Award. Read more here.

It was announced that Quin Snyder took third place in the NBA's Coach of the Year voting. Tom Thibodeau of the New York Knicks won the award, and Monty Williams of the Phoenix Suns came in second place.

Kawhi Leonard suffered a knee injury during Monday's game four, and has been listed as 'out' against the Jazz for game five. His status for the remainder of the series is unknown.

Whichever team wins the series between the Jazz and Clippers will take on the Phoenix Suns in the Western Conference Finals.

Injury Report:

Mike Conley (right hamstring strain) is listed as 'Questionable' for the Jazz in game five of the Western Conference Semifinals. He is currently the only player on the Jazz injury report.

Kawhi Leonard (knee) and Serge Ibaka (back) are listed as 'out' against the Jazz.

The betting odds for Game five between the Jazz and Clippers:

Line: Utah -2.5

Over/Under: 222

Money Line: Utah -125 / Los Angeles +105

How to Consume:

The (1) Utah Jazz will take on the (4) Los Angeles Clippers in round two of the Western Conference Playoffs. Game five will tip off at 8:00 pm MST. Jazz fans can watch the game on TNT, and can also tune into the game on 97.5FM or 1280AM.

Rudy Gobert (27) has a major dunk over Kawhi Leonard (2) and Luke Kennard (5) 

Rudy Gobert (27) has a major dunk over Kawhi Leonard (2) and Luke Kennard (5) 

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