The Los Angeles Clippers will look to make the scoreline 3-1 against Utah Jazz at home in Game 4 of their Western Conference semi-final series.
When is Utah Jazz vs LA Clippers?
Utah Jazz will travel to LA for the game on Monday at 7:00 p.m. PT. The game will be played in Salt Lake City.
Game 3 Results
Game 3 of the NBA playoffs between both sides showed how excellent the LA Clippers were at Staples Center as they routed the Jazz 132-106.
Courtesy of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, the Clippers were able to beat their opponents with a huge margin in the last encounter. The star duo combined for 65 points altogether.
Kawhi and Paul George delivered for the Clippers to take Game 3 👏 pic.twitter.com/tqGPfjkj6N
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) June 13, 2021
The Clippers are in great offensive touch and their players are brimming with confidence after registering a bundle of points in Game 3.
Shooting accuracy was significantly down for the Utah Jazz which showed that the pressure of the big night got to the offensive line as well.
The side made merely 42.9% of their shots from the floor. Utah were outscored in the paint by 12 points.
Donovan Mitchell was head and shoulders above his fellow Utah mates as he made a 30-point contribution. However, the lack of contribution from other players held Jazz back.
The 24-year-old looked in pain in the fourth quarter. He had an ankle niggle but later revealed that he is completely fine and available for the next clash.
Utah Jazz Probable Line-up
Point Guard – Mike Conley | Shooting Guard – Donovan Mitchell | Small Forward – Royce O’Neale | Power Forward – Bojan Bogdanovic | Center – Rudy Gobert.
LA Clippers Probable Line-up
Point Guard – Reggie Jackson | Shooting Guard – Paul George | Small Forward – Kawhi Leonard | Power Forward – Marcus Morris Sr. | Center – Nicolas Batum.
The Utah Jazz have stated that Mike Conley Jr. is in doubt to face the LA Clippers for Game 4. The 33-year-old is suffering from a hamstring problem and hasn’t yet featured in the series.
Mike Conley is questionable for tomorrow (mild right hamstring strain).
— utahjazz (@utahjazz) June 14, 2021
If he recovers before Monday, he will start alongside Donovan Mitchell on the backcourt. Meanwhile, Bojan Bogdanovic, Royce O’Neale and Rudy Gobert will complete the rest of the lineup.
Joe Ingles will then go back to the bench. He’s likely to play the most minutes with Jordan Clarkson and Derrick Favors.
As for the LA Clippers, Serge Ibaka (back) will be an absentee as he has been ruled out of action for a while owing to a back injury.
After undergoing surgery, the side has made it clear that he will not play the entire playoffs.
Kawhi Leonard dropped 34 points in the last game to dent Utah’s hopes early in the game. He has been superb throughout the series and he is likely to lead the Clippers’ charge in Game 4 against Utah Jazz.
The 29-year-old is likely to inspire Los Angeles to another decisive win in the NBA playoffs.