Utah Jazz vs LA Clippers
West Semifinals, Game No. 1. The Utah Jazz is definitely the biggest favorite to conquer the West. However, against the Memphis Grizzlies, they did not have as many equal opponents as the next one.
A solid advantage for the Jazz might be, in fact, the Clippers had to play 7 tough 1st round games against the Dallas Mavericks. The two main stars of the Clippers, Leonard, and George had to spend many minutes on the field.
I would say that Utah is quite fresh, they have a long rotation, and the first game could be solved even in the first half. It is possible to blow out, so in addition to the home team's victory, I would also try a higher alternative AH with Jazz.
Michael Conley is questionable due to a muscle injury, and it is still unknown whether he will perform. That will certainly be a problem, but Mitchell can take on the role of a game organizer in which he manages quite well. Bogdanovic and Clarkson are a guarantee of points, and Gobert is a giant inside the paint. The contribution of all players is needed, especially in defence, but Utah has made a lot of progress in this segment compared to the previous season.
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The Clippers are still without Serge Ibaka, who has suffered from a back injury for a long time. In the last match against the Mavs, they played without a centre. Batum played that role, and it remains to be seen what Tyron Lue's tactics will be in the series against the Utah Jazz. It will be hard to defend the Jazz shootout that happens often. The Clippers have quality, but I don’t know if they have the consistency and freshness to win this tough series and first match.
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- In the last 4 wins against the Grizzlies, the Jazz has scored 120+ points.
- The Clippers have won all 3 away games against Dallas.
- Jazz have beaten the Clippers in their last 5 home games.
Utah Jazz to win
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