NBA Playoff Match Preview -- Utah Jazz vs Los Angeles Clippers Game 1

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NBA Playoffs -- Utah Jazz vs Los Angeles Clippers 

Play Time: Tuesday,Jun 8 2021 22:00 

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NBA Playoff Match Preview -- Utah Jazz vs Los Angeles Clippers Game 1


There’s no rest for the weary as the tired LA Clippers will face the Utah Jazz in Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinal series at Vivint Arena on Tuesday.


Coming off a first-round series against the Dallas Mavericks that ended in a 126-111 win in Game 7, the Clippers are heading into Tuesday's matchup tired but rejuvenated. Homecourt advantage kicked in at the right time on Sunday as they survived a 46-point explosion from the Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic.



NBA Playoff Match Preview -- Utah Jazz vs Los Angeles Clippers Game 1


Utah Jazz

The Utah Jazz reached the conference semifinals with a 4-1 victory in their best-of-seven series against the Memphis  The Utah Jazz have been waiting for their next opponent after they dismissed the upstart Memphis Grizzlies 4-1 in their opening-round series with a 126-110 victory on Wednesday. During the postseason, Donovan Mitchell is the leading scorer for Utah with an average of 28.5 points per game, while the second leading scorer is Jordan Clarkson with an average of 18.6 points per game. Rudy Gobert is leading Utah in rebounds with an average of 13.0 rebounds per game and Mike Conley is the assists leader with an average of 8.6 per game. Utah has six players averaging double-figures in scoring and as a team is scoring an average of 123.4 points per game.



NBA Playoff Match Preview -- Utah Jazz vs Los Angeles Clippers Game 1


Los Angeles Clippers   

The surprisingly close series between the LA Clippers and the Dallas Mavericks may have prepared coach Tyronn Lue and his boys for what lies ahead. Their date with the Utah Jazz will be an even bigger test if they want to compete for the NBA title. The Clippers reached the semifinals by defeating the Dallas Mavericks 4-3 in their first-round series. The Clippers eliminated Dallas with a 126-111 victory on Sunday in the seventh and deciding game.During the postseason, the leading scorer for Los Angeles is Kawhi Leonard with an average of 32.8 points per game, while Paul George is the second leading scorer and leading rebounder with averages of 23.8 points and 9.5 rebounds per game. Rajon Rondo is the leader in assists with an average of 5.0 assists per game. The Clippers have three players averaging double-figures in scoring and as a team are scoring an average of 108.7 points per game. Serge Ibaka is questionable for Tuesday.



As with most series, Game 1 will be a feel-out game between the two teams. The LA Clippers will be at a disadvantage when it comes to rest. However, a disciplined team like the Utah Jazz will be ready for them and take the first game.


Mike's Tips: Utah Jazz -3




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