What to Watch For (Game Three): Utah Jazz at Memphis Grizzlies

The Utah Jazz (1-1) look to win back home court advantage as they travel to Memphis for games three and four against the Grizzlies (1-1)
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Rudy Gobert (27) blocks Dillon Brooks (24)

Rudy Gobert (27) blocks Dillon Brooks (24)

Snapshot of Game Two:

The Utah Jazz began game two with an added sense of urgency, draining three point shots and playing stout defense against the Memphis Grizzlies. After the mid way break, Memphis went on a roll, scoring 43-points in the third quarter to cut the Jazz 20-point halftime lead to six. Utah bent, but never broke, catching fire once again in the fourth to even the series with a 141-129 victory.

Donovan Mitchell's return, alongside Mike Conley's fantastic guard play and Rudy Gobert's blocking ability had Vivint Smart Home Arena in hysterics on Wednesday night. 

Utah will now travel to Memphis to take on the Grizzlies in games three and four, hoping to take back home court advantage from their Western Conference foes.

Mike Conley (10) drives past Jonas Valanciunas (17) on his way to the hoop

Mike Conley (10) drives past Jonas Valanciunas (17) on his way to the hoop

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)

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

(Game 5) Wednesday June 2, 2021 at TBD: Memphis Grizzlies @ Utah Jazz (N.A.)

(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.

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 on Monday night, 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 (2-1) and the Los Angeles Clippers (1-2) in the second round of the Western Conference Playoffs.

Injury Report: 

Miye Oni (lower back) is listed as day-to-day and is the only player on the Jazz injury report.

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

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

Line: Utah -5.0

Over/Under: 224

Money Line: Utah -215 / Memphis +185

How to Consume:

The (1) Utah Jazz will try to win back home court advantage as they take on the (8) Memphis Grizzlies in game three of the Western Conference Playoffs at 7:30 pm MST. Jazz fans can watch the game on ESPN and AT&T SportsNet, and can also tune into the game on 97.5FM or 1280AM.

Donovan Mitchell (45) is amped up after hitting a contested three pointer against the Memphis Grizzlies

Donovan Mitchell (45) is amped up after hitting a contested three pointer against the Memphis Grizzlies

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