What to Watch For (Game Four): Utah Jazz at Los Angeles Clippers

The Utah Jazz will look to bounce back after a tough loss on Saturday. Will they be able to get a win and move to 3-1 in the series?
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Donovan Mitchell (45) shoots a three pointer over Nicolas Batum (33)

Donovan Mitchell (45) shoots a three pointer over Nicolas Batum (33)

Snapshot of Game Three:

The Utah Jazz were the victims of an unbelievable shooting performance by the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday night. Although the Jazz played well, the Clippers were hitting every shot that they took during game three. The Jazz finished by shooting 43% from the field, while the Clippers shot an astounding 56% on the night.

If the Jazz are able to tighten up on defense, game four should be an exciting matchup. Utah will look to take a 3-1 series lead later this evening.

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)

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

(Game 6) Friday June 18, 2021 at TBD: Utah Jazz @ Los Angeles Clippers (ESPN)

(Game 7) Sunday June 20, 2021 at TBD: Los Angeles Clippers @ Utah Jazz (N.A.)

Bojan Bogdanovic (44) scores over Nicolas Batum (33)

Bojan Bogdanovic (44) scores over Nicolas Batum (33)

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 and two, the Jazz will wear their black and gradient jerseys. In games three and four, they will break out their home-white uniforms. In game five, Utah will don their yellow uniforms. If the series extends past game five, the Jazz will wear their black and gradient jerseys in game seven, and their white uniforms in game six. 

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 6-2 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.

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.

Although Donovan Mitchell left the floor on Saturday night hobbling on his right ankle, he said, "I feel like I was able to go back, but no need to risk it down 16, 18 at that point," Mitchell said. "I'll be fine." Mitchell is not on the Jazz injury report for game four.

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 'Out' for the Jazz in game four of the Western Conference Semifinals. He is currently the only player on the Jazz injury report.

Serge Ibaka (back) is the only Clippers player on their injury report. He is listed as 'out' against the Jazz.

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

Line: Los Angeles -5

Over/Under: 223.5

Money Line: Utah +175 / Los Angeles -200

How to Consume:

The (1) Utah Jazz will take on the (4) Los Angeles Clippers in round two of the Western Conference Playoffs. Game four 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.

Joe Ingles (2) makes a play against Nicolas Batum (33)

Joe Ingles (2) makes a play against Nicolas Batum (33)

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