Mike Conley Not Available for Game 3
The Utah Jazz are not rushing Mike Conley back into action, especially when they are in the driver’s seat, up 2-0 in their second-round series against the Los Angeles Clippers. Conley has been out since going down with a right hamstring injury in Game 5 of the Jazz’s opening round victory over the Memphis Grizzlies and remains out for Game 3 on Saturday night.
Jazz coach Quin Snyder on Mike Conley's absence: "Mike's not ready to go yet. He's working hard every day to get back."
— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) June 12, 2021
Donovan Mitchell has taken over point guard duties with Conley on the mend, and the Clippers haven’t had an answer for him. Mitchell has dropped 82 points on the Clippers through the first two games of the series, totaling 102.7 FanDuel Fantasy Points. The 12 three-pointers he’s counted is his best two-game output this season.
Mitchell’s presence at point guard has created a vacancy at shooting guard, which Joe Ingles has filled. Ingles put up a postseason-high 19 points in Game 2, his highest point total since April 21 against the Houston Rockets. Mitchell has the highest salary of the night on the FanDuel single-game slate, coming in at $15,000. Ingles’s salary is listed at $9,500.
The Clippers are looking to avoid a 3-0 series deficit. They enter the game as -4.5 favorites on the spread and -200 on the moneyline against the top-seeded Jazz.