Mike Conley to miss Game 2 vs Clippers with hamstring strain
The Utah Jazz defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 112-109 in Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals on Tuesday night without the services of point guard Mike Conley, who has suffered from hamstring strain for more than a week. week.
Utah is hoping for another performance Thursday night.
Through ESPN and other outlets, the Jazz ruled out Conley for Thursday’s Game 2 due to what’s known as “mild” hamstring strain.
Conley, named an All-Star for the first time in his career earlier this year, suffered that latest setback in the first round victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on June 2 and hasn’t been the same since. He was limited to training on Monday and missed Tuesday’s win over the Clippers.
There is no definitive timeline left for the 33-year-old’s return to the rotation, and it is assumed that it will be questionable moving forward even if he is able to play this series.
Conley missed nine games in late April and May with a previous hamstring disease and was out for six games in February due to a similar issue. He averaged 16.2 points, 6.0 assists and 3.5 rebounds in 51 regular season games leading up to the playoffs.