Jazz vs Grizzlies NBA Playoffs Game 5: Jazz lost the first game without Mitchell, but when he returned, they have won all 3 games, this was also the case in the regular season as their record went down when Donovan went down. The Grizzlies have not been terrible but the Jazz is a wholly different team when Mitchell plays in the lineup. Ja Morant has shown his talent but the Grizzlies lack the same weapons as Jazz on both ends.
Host: Utah Jazz
Visitors: Memphis Grizzlies
Match Timing: 3 June @ 07:00 AM
Venue: Vivint Smart Home Arena
Streaming: WATCH Jazz vs Grizzlies NBA Live Score on Sony channels including Sony TEN 1, Sony TEN 3 and Sony ESPN in India, and SonyLiv App
Utah Jazz| Memphis Grizzlies
Games: 04| 06
Wins: 03| 03
Defeats: 01| 03
Utah Jazz News:
Status Out: No one has been ruled out so far.
Status Questionable: Nothing to report so far.
Utah Jazz active roster: Mike Conley, Donovan Mitchell, Bojan Bogdanovic, Rudy Gobert, Joe Ingles, Royce O’ Neale, Jordan Clarkson, Jarrell Brantley, Derrick Favors, Nigel Williams-Goss Trent Forest, Ersan Ilyasova, Georges Niang, Elijah Hughes, Miye Oni, Udoka Azubuike, Juwan Morgan.
Memphis Grizzlies News:
Status out: Sean McDermott will not participate in this game.
Status Questionable: Nothing further to report so far.
Memphis Grizzlies active roster: Ja Morant, Bradon Clarke, Grayson Allen, Jonas Valanciunas, Kyle Anderson, Xavier Tillman Sr., Dillon Brooks, Desmond Bane, De’Anthony Melton, Justise Winslow, Tyus Jones, Jaren Jackson, Jontay Porter, John Konchar, Killian Tillie.
*Stats from Regular Season*
Morant has been on fire since the Postseason began and his incredible scoring and playmaking abilities are one of the primary reasons why Grizzlies have been able to make it thus far. Ja is earning a lot of experience in the Playoffs and it will bode well for him in long term. He has averaged 31 PPG in this series so far and dropped 23 points and 12 assists in Game 4, making him one of the best-suited options as the Super-Player in the Dream11 NBA scenario.
Mitchell’s presence can’t be underestimated and it is clear that the Jazz as a squad is more confident when he is around. Donovan has tremendous dribbling, shooting, and driving skills, making him virtually impossible to guard and he has shown these skills in full swing during the series. He has averaged 28 PPG in this series so far and scored 30 points and dished 8 assists in the Game 4 win.
Gobert plays a crucial defensive role and has been important for the Jazz over the years. The big man can also mount up rebounds and provide inside scoring here and there, making him a complete Center. Rudy compiled 17 points and 8 rebounds in the Game 4 win.
Valanciunas is one of the most fantastic players to watch as a big man and has a little bit of “throwback” feel to him. He has been not had a huge outburst in the series so far which is not surprising since he has been checked by Gobert. However, he has been stable in his production and in Game 4, came up with 14 points and 12 rebounds.
Bojan Bogdanovic: PPG: 17.0 RPG: 3.9 TPG: 1.8 PFP: 29
Bojan took the mantle as the scorer when Mitchell went down but with him back, he plays a complementary role as a shooter and scorer. Bogdanovic posted 13 points in Game 4 win
Dillon Brooks: PPG: 17.2 SPG: 1.2 TPG: 1.8 PFP: 34
Dillon has been the most impressive Grizzlies offensive player after Morant and has shown his potential during these playoffs. He has clicked in nearly all games during the postseason, and in this series, he is averaging an impressive 25.5 PPG. In Game 4, he notched 21 points.
Jordan Clarkson: PPG: 18.4 RPG: 4.0 TPG: 1.7 PFP: 30
Clarkson provides a lot of offensive as a Sixth Man, and his dribbling, driving, and shooting skills enable him to be a difference-maker. He was on fire in Game 4 as he claimed 24 points and 6 rebounds.
Mike Conley: PPG: 16.0 APG: 6.0 RPG: 3.5 SPG: 1.4 TPG: 1.9 PFP: 37
Kyle Anderson: PPG: 12.4 RPG: 5.8 APG: 3.6 SPG: 1.2 TPG: 1.3 PFP: 31
PG: M Conley, J Morant(SP)
SG: D Mitchell(PP), D Melton, D Bane
SF: D Brooks
PF: K Anderson
C: D Favors