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Jazz guard Mike Conley has mild hamstring strain, will be re-evaluated ahead of Game 1

Utah could be without one of its backcourt stars early in the second round of the playoffs.

Mike Conley of the Utah Jazz looks on during Round 1, Game 5 of the 2021 NBA Playoffs on June 2, 2021 at vivint.SmartHome Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. 
Mike Conley #10 of the Utah Jazz looks on during Round 1, Game 5 of the 2021 NBA Playoffs on June 2, 2021 at vivint.SmartHome Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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The Utah Jazz could be without a key backcourt member early in the second round of the 2021 NBA playoffs.

Mike Conley is dealing with a mild hamstring strain, according to the team, and will be re-evaluated ahead of Game 1. Conley experienced hamstring soreness during Utah’s Game 5 win over Memphis and left in the second quarter. An MRI revealed the extent of the injury.

Conley averaged 20.0 points and 10.3 assists per game in the first four contests before exiting Game 5 early. If he’s unable to go, expect Jordan Clarkson and Joe Ingles to handle those additional minutes for Utah.