The Utah Jazz are moving on.

In emphatic fashion, the Jazz beat the Memphis Grizzlies 126-110 in Game 5 of their playoff series Wednesday night at Vivint Arena, winning the series four games to one.

Here are three takeaways from the game.

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The Jazz’s offense was absolutely humming

From the get-go, it was a good night for the Jazz offensively, as they were 4 of 6 from behind the 3-point line just over three minutes into the contest, and they had made nine by the end of the first quarter. They cooled off considerably from distance the rest of the night, finishing with 17 makes, but the damage was done as they scored a whopping 47 points in the opening 12 minutes and led by 20. For the night, five Utah players scored at least 17 points.

Donovan Mitchell was great

Again, from the beginning, the Jazz All-Star was outstanding, using aggression to get going. He also made his shots from behind the 3-point line and had 14 points at the end of the first quarter. He added 12 more in the second as the Jazz extended their lead to 24.

Mike Conley’s health is a question

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This wasn’t a key to victory, but Conley’s health should be addressed right away, as he left the game early in the second quarter. The ailment is right hamstring soreness, something that has plagued him off and on for his two seasons with the Jazz and forced him to miss most of the end of the regular season. Utah will have some rest time before the next round, but it would obviously be a big loss if he has to miss any games moving forward.


3rd quarter: Jazz 106, Grizzlies 76

The Jazz were once again excellent in the third and put a real clamp down on the Grizzlies, all but erasing any hope Memphis has of getting back into it. Utah led by as many as 35 in the frame. Five Jazz players are now in double figures.

Halftime: Jazz 75, Grizzlies 51

The Jazz started the quarter a tiny bit slow (it’s hard to keep up the pace from the first quarter!) but picked up the pace and scored 28 in the frame to extend their lead after Memphis had cut its deficit to 15 early in the quarter and 16 late. Donovan Mitchell was ridiculous in the first half, scoring 26 points, including nine in the final three minutes of the second quarter. The downer was that Mike Conley left the game early in the second quarter because of right hamstring soreness and will not return.

First quarter: Jazz 47, Grizzlies 27

It doesn’t take much to realize the Jazz were ridiculous offensively in the first quarter. Some of it early had to do with the Grizzlies being not great defensively, but Utah was tremendous. For the quarter, the Jazz made 9 of 14 3-point attempts, with Bojan Bogdanovic connecting on three and Donovan Mitchell and Royce O’Neale on two apiece.

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