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

The Utah Jazz will take on the Los Angeles Clippers in round two of the Western Conference Playoffs
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Rudy Gobert (27) jostles for rebounding position against the Los Angeles Clippers

Rudy Gobert (27) jostles for rebounding position against the Los Angeles Clippers

How They Got Here:

The Utah Jazz finished the regular season with a 52-20 record, sealing the number one overall seed. They faced Ja Morant and the Memphis Grizzlies in the first round of the Western Conference Playoffs, where they won the series 4-1. 

The Los Angeles Clippers finished the regular season with a 47-25 record, finishing in fourth place in the Western Conference. The Clippers took on the Dallas Mavericks in the first round of the Western Conference Playoffs, where the series went the full seven games. Los Angeles took the series victory on Sunday afternoon with a 15-point win.

Playoff Schedule:

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

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

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

(Game 4) Monday June 14, 2021 at TBD: Utah Jazz @ Los Angeles Clippers (TNT)

(Game 5) Wednesday June 16, 2021 at TBD: 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.)

Fun Facts:

The Jazz will once again wear a rotation of their Association 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. If the series extends past game four, the Jazz will wear their black and gradient jerseys in games five and seven, and their white uniforms in game six. An easier way to think of it is, if the Jazz are at home, they'll be in their City Uniforms. If the Jazz are away, they'll be in their Association Uniforms.

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 on Friday 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 4-1 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.

Mike Conley re-aggravated his right hamstring injury during game five against the Memphis Grizzlies. He will be re-evaluated before game one against the Los Angeles Clippers. Read more here.

Mike Conley (10) looks to make a play against the Los Angeles Clippers

Mike Conley (10) looks to make a play against the Los Angeles Clippers

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.

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.

Whichever team wins the series between the Jazz and Clippers will take on the winner of the Phoenix Suns (1-0) and the Denver Nuggets (0-1) in the Western Conference Finals.

Injury Report:

Mike Conley (right hamstring strain) is listed as 'out' for the Jazz in game one, round two of the Western Conference Playoffs. He is currently the only player on the Jazz injury report.

Serge Ibaka (back) is the only Clippers player on their injury report, and as of Tuesday morning, he is listed as 'out' against the Jazz.

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

Line: Utah -3

Over/Under: 220.5

Money Line: Utah -150 / Los Angeles +130

How to Consume:

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

Donovan Mitchell (45) scores over Paul George (13) and the Los Angeles Clippers

Donovan Mitchell (45) scores over Paul George (13) and the Los Angeles Clippers

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