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Mike Conley out again for Utah Jazz in Game 3 vs. LA Clippers

Utah Jazz guard Mike Conley shoots over Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kenrich Williams.
Utah Jazz guard Mike Conley (10) shoots over Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kenrich Williams (34) during the game at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, April 13, 2021.
Spenser Heaps, Deseret News

Mike Conley will miss a third straight game on Saturday.

Despite traveling to Los Angeles with the team, the Utah Jazz’s All-Star guard was ruled out of playing Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Los Angeles Clippers because of the right hamstring strain he sustained in Game 5 of the Jazz’s first-round playoff series against the Memphis Grizzlies.

When Conley spoke with reporters following that Game 5, he sounded hopeful about his ability to play when the second round began but wasn’t cleared to play in Games 1 or 2 of the series, both wins by the Jazz.

Conley averaged 17.4 points and 8.6 assists while shooting 54.8% from 3-point range in the series against the Grizzlies.

The Jazz head into Game 3 on Saturday evening with a 2-0 series lead over the Clippers.