Mike Conley injury update: Jazz announces goalie won’t play in Game 1 against the Clippers
The Jazz will kick off their series against the Clippers without their playmaker.
Ahead of Tuesday’s game against Los Angeles, Utah announced on Twitter that Mike Conley would not be playing in Game 1 due to hamstring strain.
Mike Conley is out for Game 1 (right hamstring strain).
-utahjazz (@utahjazz) June 8, 2021
Conley left the team’s fifth game against the Grizzlies last Wednesday and, according to an ESPN report, he was a limited participant in practice Monday.
Conley has been a consistent presence for Utah during the playoffs, scoring over 20 points in each of his team’s first three games against the Grizzlies and totaling at least seven assists in each game. These playoffs, he’s averaged 17.4 points, 3.8 rebounds and a record 8.6 assists per game.
This isn’t the first time in the 2020-21 season that hamstring injuries have affected Conley. In the ESPN report, he said Conley was out for six games in February and nine in late April and May with stiff right hamstrings.
In his second campaign with Utah since arriving from Memphis, Conley averaged 16.2 points, 6.0 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 1.37 steals per game. He has started all 51 games he appeared in and has been an integral part of the team’s defense.