LA Clippers vs Utah Jazz Date and Time: Friday, June 11,2021 7:30 AM IST Venue: Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City, UT. Prediction: Utah Jazz Bookmaker: 1xbet
In Game 2 of the Western Conference semi-finals in the 2021 NBA playoffs, the Utah Jazz will take on the LA Clippers at the Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City. In a closely-contested series opener, the Jazz beat the Clippers 112-109.
A game-winning block by Rudy Gobert sealed the deal for the Utah Jazz, in what was arguably one of the best defensive plays in the ongoing playoffs so far. The Jazz will now look to win another game at home to take a commanding 2-0 lead in the semi-final series.
The Utah Jazz surged late in the game and outscored the LA Clippers 65-49 in the second half to take the series opener. The Jazz managed to win despite missing their point guard Mike Conley.
Conley is suffering from a hamstring injury, and there is no fixed date on his return. Meanwhile, Jordan Clarkson showed why he is deserving of the NBA Sixth Man of the Year award. He dropped 18 points off the bench, the second-highest in the team, along with six three-pointers.
The Utah Jazz are the clear favorites to win Game 2, due to their superior three-point shooting prowess.
The Jazz have made a remarkable 16.9 threes per game as a team this season, blowing away opponents with their spacing. Moreover, with 18,000 fans cheering them on, the Jazz will fancy their chances of going 2-0 up in the series.
Meanwhile, the LA Clippers need to do anything they can to level the series at 1-1, or else they could struggle against the Jazz.