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Jazz again rule out Mike Conley for Game 3 against Clippers

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The Utah Jazz announced on Saturday afternoon that point guard Mike Conley will miss Game 3 against the Los Angeles Clippers due to a hamstring strain, making that the third straight game he'll miss. 

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Conley, 33, strained his right hamstring on June 2 during the first half of the Jazz's Game 5 win against the Memphis Grizzlies. That win ended the series and sent the Jazz to the Western Conference semifinals. Conley has yet to play in the semis, having missed Games 1 and 2 with the same hamstring injury. He's also missed time during the 2020-21 season and the 2019-20 season due to hamstring issues. 

During the regular season, Conley averaged 16.2 points, 6.0 assists and 3.5 rebounds per game, and earned his first-ever trip to the All-Star Game. In the five playoff games he played against the Grizzlies, he averaged 17.4 points, 8.6 assists and 3.8 rebounds per game.

The Jazz have managed to get along without him, though. They have a 2-0 lead on the Clippers, and are looking to make it 3-0 Saturday night when the play the Clippers at their home arena, the Staples Center. 

MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE - MAY 29: Mike Conley #10 of the Utah Jazz before the game against the Memphis Grizzlies of Round 1, Game 3 of the 2021 NBA Playoffs on May 29, 2021 at FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Justin Ford/Getty Images)
Utah Jazz point guard Mike Conley is out for his third straight game with a hamstring strain. (Photo by Justin Ford/Getty Images)

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