What To Watch For (Game Five): Utah Jazz vs Memphis Grizzlies

The Utah Jazz have a chance to win their opening series in the 2021 NBA Playoffs with a victory over the Memphis Grizzlies later this evening
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Donovan Mitchell (45) shoots over Grayson Allen (3)

Donovan Mitchell (45) shoots over Grayson Allen (3)

Snapshot of Game Four:

The Utah Jazz were able to win both games in Memphis and return home with a 3-1 series lead after a 120-113 victory on Monday night.

Donovan Mitchell was dominant once again, scoring 30-points and dishing off 8-assists during Utah's win. Since Mitchell has returned from injury, he has averaged 28-points, 2-rebounds, and 4.3-assists. The Jazz are also 3-0 since Mitchell returned from his month long injury hiatus.

Rudy Gobert was a force to be reckoned with on Monday, finishing with 17-points, 8-rebounds, and 2-blocks. Although Gobert got off to a shaky start by getting into foul trouble early and having only one-point in the first 24-minutes of the game, he came alive in the second half to help the Jazz win their third game of the opening series.

Mike Conley was clutch once again for the Jazz, coming up with one of the most important sequence of events during game four. With the Grizzlies surging in the fourth quarter and about to cut the Jazz lead to four, Conley stripped the ball from Ja Morant and finished with a momentum changing three-pointer on the other end. Conley's experience and athleticism have been crucial for the Jazz throughout the Playoffs this far.

Utah returns home with a chance to win their opening series against the Grizzlies on Wednesday night. 

Rudy Gobert (27) tries to strip the ball from Dillon Brooks (24)

Rudy Gobert (27) tries to strip the ball from Dillon Brooks (24)

Playoff Schedule:

(Game 1) Sunday May 23, 2021 at 7:30pm MST: Memphis Grizzlies @ Utah Jazz (TNT)                                            Grizzlies Won 112-109

(Game 2) Wednesday May 26, 2021 at 8:00pm MST: Memphis Grizzlies @ Utah Jazz (TNT)                                        Jazz Won 141-129

(Game 3) Saturday May 29, 2021 at 7:30pm MST: Utah Jazz @ Memphis Grizzlies (ESPN)                                               Jazz Won 121-111

(Game 4) Monday May 31, 2021 at 7:30pm MST: Utah Jazz @ Memphis Grizzlies (TNT)                                                 Jazz Won 120-113

(Game 5) Wednesday June 2, 2021 at 7:30pm MST: Memphis Grizzlies @ Utah Jazz (NBATV)

(Game 6) Friday June 4, 2021 at TBD: Utah Jazz @ Memphis Grizzlies (N.A.)

(Game 7) Sunday June 6, 2021 at TBD: Memphis Grizzlies @ Utah Jazz (N.A.)

Fun Facts:

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

Three Jazz fans were ejected and banned from Vivint Smart Home Arena after using racist language and displaying inappropriate behavior towards Ja Morant's family on Wednesday night. Read more about the incident here.

Jazz owner Ryan Smith gave Ja Morant's family and friends courtside seats to game five between the Utah Jazz and Memphis Grizzlies. This offer was in response to the verbal abuse that they received during game two's matchup. Read more here.

It was announced that 13,000 fans will be allowed inside of Vivint Smart Home Arena for the NBA Playoffs. Masks are still required, but the stadium capacity will be at just under 72%. Tickets are on sale now and can be found here.

NBA Awards season is upon us, and four Jazzmen were named as finalists. Read more about their potential awards here.

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.

The Utah Jazz finished the season with a 52-20 record, and obtained the number one overall seed. They take on the eighth seed Memphis Grizzlies in round one.

Whichever team wins the series between the Jazz and Grizzlies will take on the winner of the Dallas Mavericks (2-2) and the Los Angeles Clippers (2-2) in the second round of the Western Conference Playoffs.

Mike Conley (10) drives past Kyle Anderson (1) and Jonas Valanciunas (17)

Mike Conley (10) drives past Kyle Anderson (1) and Jonas Valanciunas (17)

Injury Report:

There are currently no players on the Jazz injury report.

Sean McDermott (foot) is the only Grizzlies player on their injury report, and as of Wednesday morning, he is listed as 'out' for game five against the Jazz.

The betting odds for Game four between the Jazz and Grizzlies:

Line: Utah -9.5

Over/Under: 226.5

Money Line: Utah -550 / Memphis +425

How to Consume:

The (1) Utah Jazz will try to win their opening series against the (8) Memphis Grizzlies in game five of the Western Conference Playoffs at 7:30 pm MST. Jazz fans can watch the game on NBATV and AT&T SportsNet, and can also tune into the game on 97.5FM or 1280AM.

Rudy Gobert (27) blocks a shot from Jaren Jackson Jr (13) 

Rudy Gobert (27) blocks a shot from Jaren Jackson Jr (13) 

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