Los Angeles • Mike Conley has been officially listed as “questionable” on the Utah Jazz’s injury report issued before each game of their Western Conference semifinal series against the Los Angeles Clippers — a trend that continued Thursday night due to his lingering right hamstring strain.
This time, though, he has company on the injury report.
His fellow All-Star guard, Donovan Mitchell, also appeared as “questionable” Thursday night owing to right ankle soreness.
The Jazz face elimination in Friday night’s Game 6, as they trail the Clippers 3-2 in their best-of-seven series.
Conley has gone from “questionable” the day before to “out” the day of each game in this series. He disclosed Wednesday in a meeting with the media that in rehabbing the hamstring pull he initially suffered during the team’s closeout victory in the first round against Memphis, he had experienced a “setback” on the day of Jazz-Clippers Game 2, which has resulted in him not yet appearing in any game this series.
Mitchell, meanwhile, missed Game 1 against the Grizzlies owing to the sprained ankle that kept him out the final 16 games of the regular season. And though he has appeared in each of the Jazz’s nine playoff games since then, he has appeared increasingly physically limited, to the point that he used several expletives in the aftermath of Wednesday’s 119-111 loss to lament his newfound inability to play the way he usually does.
Donovan Mitchell, Mike Conley both questionable for Utah Jazz’s Game 6 in L.A. /p>