The LA Clippers returned to tie the series at two games apiece against the Utah Jazz in the Western Conference semifinals of the 2021 NBA playoffs.
This is the second time in a row that the Clippers have tied the series after being down 0-2. Paul George silenced the critics and put on a show in Game 4, recording 31 points along with 4 three-pointers.
After losing both games on the road, the Utah Jazz gave the LA Clippers a chance to stay alive. They now have a chance to take a 3-2 lead and give themselves a cushion for Game 6.
Serge Ibaka is the only player listed out for the LA Clippers. He missed 31 games in the regular season and played just two games in these playoffs, averaging nine minutes per game.
It is safe to say that the LA Clippers can manage without him, as Ivica Zubac has done a great job stepping up in his absence.
If Mike Conley is cleared to start the game, he will do so in the backcourt with Donovan Mitchell. If he comes off the bench or doesn’t play tonight, then Joe Ingles will reprise his point guard duties.
Bojan Bogdanovic is expected to be the small forward as usual, and Royce O’Neale will join him in the frontcourt as the starting power forward.
And finally, reigning Defensive Player of the Year, Rudy Gobert, will retain his center position.
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