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Mike Conley out for Game 1 between Jazz and Clippers

Utah Jazz guard Mike Conley eyes the basket as he goes up for and hits a 3-point shot.
Utah Jazz guard Mike Conley (10) eyes the basket as he goes up for and hits a three point shot as the Utah Jazz and the Sacramento Kings play an NBA basketball game at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City on Saturday, April 10, 2021. Jazz won 128-112.
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

After he pulled his right hamstring in Game 5 of the Utah Jazz’s first round playoff series against the Memphis Grizzlies last week, Mike Conley was hopeful that the injury wouldn’t keep him out of the team’s first game of the second round.

That will not be the case, as Conley has been ruled out of Tuesday night’s Game 1 at Vivint Arena against the LA Clippers because of what was diagnosed the day after the injury occurred as a mild right hamstring strain.

Conley was tremendous in the Jazz’s first four games against the Grizzlies, as he averaged 20 points and 10.3 assists while shooting over 53% from behind the 3-point line.

Joe Ingles has typically started in Conley’s place when the veteran point guard has been hurt, and in truth, would bring more size to the starting lineup as Utah tries to figure out a way to contain both Kawhi Leonard and Paul George.