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Bojan the Kawhi Stopper? Jazz forward has surprised with 'superb' defense in 2nd round series

Bojan the Kawhi Stopper? Jazz forward has surprised with 'superb' defense in 2nd round series

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 11th - 7:48am

Here's something no one expected at the start of the series: Bojan Bogdanovic would be a Kawhi Leonard stopper.
The 'beauty of the team' helps Jazz weather Clippers' rally to take 2-0 lead in series

The 'beauty of the team' helps Jazz weather Clippers' rally to take 2-0 lead in series

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Updated Jun 11th - 1:44am

Just about everyone stepped in just as the right time as the Jazz pulled away again late for a 117-111 win to take a 2-0 series lead over the Clippers.
Clippers take 0-2 deficit vs. Jazz, but nowhere they haven't been before

Clippers take 0-2 deficit vs. Jazz, but nowhere they haven't been before

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 11th - 1:08am

Perhaps the best thing about that 0-2 deficit? It's not something the Clippers haven't seen before.
Jazz-Clippers live blog: 3 takeaways from Utah's 117-111 Game 2 win over LA

Jazz-Clippers live blog: 3 takeaways from Utah's 117-111 Game 2 win over LA

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Jun 10th - 11:42pm

Follow along during Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals between the Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Clippers.
Joe Ingles downplays so-called rivalry with Paul George as he steps into starting lineup for Mike Conley

Joe Ingles downplays so-called rivalry with Paul George as he steps into starting lineup for Mike Conley

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 10th - 1:04pm

With Mike Conley missing at least the first two games of the series, Joe Ingles and Paul George are lined up together again.
Patrick Kinahan: Dwyane Wade provides Jazz with unusual championship pedigree

Patrick Kinahan: Dwyane Wade provides Jazz with unusual championship pedigree

Patrick Kinahan, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Jun 10th - 11:17am

A prevailing thought in the NBA is that a championship pedigree often is required for a team to collectively hoist the Larry O'Brien Trophy to conclude the Finals.
Rudy Gobert wins 3rd Defensive Player of the Year award

Rudy Gobert wins 3rd Defensive Player of the Year award

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Updated Jun 9th - 8:24pm

It's Rudy Gobert's third DPOY award in the past four seasons, establishing himself as the surefire best defensive player in the game.
'That guy's a hero': Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson came to aid of food truck after anti-Asian vandalism

'That guy's a hero': Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson came to aid of food truck after anti-Asian vandalism

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 9th - 6:12pm

Ben Pierce thought it must be a prank call when a woman called on behalf of Jordan Clarkson. It was no prank — the Utah Jazz guard wanted to help.
From the comments: Paul George says the crowd didn't rattle him, plus more from the Jazz's Game 1 win

From the comments: Paul George says the crowd didn't rattle him, plus more from the Jazz's Game 1 win

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 9th - 12:31pm

From Donovan Mitchell's outrageous second half to Rudy Gobert's game-saving block, Utah 112-109 victory Game 1 was, in a word, fun. Let's go to the comments...
'Moments that he lives for': Jazz knew Gobert would come up big on final block — the Clippers didn't

'Moments that he lives for': Jazz knew Gobert would come up big on final block — the Clippers didn't

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 9th - 8:47am

Donovan Mitchell didn't know what it was going to be or how it was going to happen, he just knew that something good was going to happen. Los Angeles Clippers coach Ty Lue thought the exact opposite.
Gobert's final block mattered, but Clippers credit Jazz 'physicality,' fiery 3rd quarter for Game 1 win

Gobert's final block mattered, but Clippers credit Jazz 'physicality,' fiery 3rd quarter for Game 1 win

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 9th - 1:24am

That play didn't define LA's series opener. Sure, it didn't help — but the Clippers were just playing catch-up to that point.
Donovan Mitchell hangs 45 as the Jazz take 1-0 series lead over Clippers

Donovan Mitchell hangs 45 as the Jazz take 1-0 series lead over Clippers

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Updated Jun 9th - 1:14am

Down only 7 after a potentially disastrous first quarter, the Utah Jazz had a lot of reasons to think things would turn around. The biggest one? Donovan Mitchell is that dude.
Jazz-Clippers live blog: 3 takeaways from Utah's Game 1 win

Jazz-Clippers live blog: 3 takeaways from Utah's Game 1 win

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Jun 8th - 11:13pm

Follow along during Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals between the Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Clippers.
Mike Conley will miss Game 1 as Jazz ready for a Clippers team that wanted to play them

Mike Conley will miss Game 1 as Jazz ready for a Clippers team that wanted to play them

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 8th - 1:00pm

For the second series in a row, the Utah Jazz will play Game 1 without their full All-Star backcourt.
How will the Jazz handle the Clippers going small? That question could define 2nd round series

How will the Jazz handle the Clippers going small? That question could define 2nd round series

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 8th - 11:37am

On Monday, Los Angeles Clippers coach Ty Lue said what everyone already knew. "We're going to have to go small."
The spotlight will be bright on Donovan Mitchell against the Clippers — good thing he's ready for it

The spotlight will be bright on Donovan Mitchell against the Clippers — good thing he's ready for it

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 7th - 6:32pm

Now in his fourth season in the playoffs, Donovan Mitchell isn't an up-and-comer; he is the offensive star of a true contender. How he lives up to that billing will determine how far the Utah Jazz can go this season.
Patrick Kinahan: Credibility at stake for Jazz against Clippers

Patrick Kinahan: Credibility at stake for Jazz against Clippers

Patrick Kinahan, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Jun 7th - 10:17am

True to form, the top four seeds in the Western Conference each advanced to the second round of the NBA playoffs.
The challenge of the Clippers: Quin Snyder explains what awaits the Jazz in Round 2

The challenge of the Clippers: Quin Snyder explains what awaits the Jazz in Round 2

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 6th - 7:58pm

The Memphis Grizzlies were a fun upstart bunch the Jazz eventually overpowered. The Clippers? They are in championship-or-bust mode.
Jazz to face Clippers in 2nd round of playoffs

Jazz to face Clippers in 2nd round of playoffs

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 6th - 4:35pm

The Jazz will face the Los Angeles Clippers in the second round of the playoffs.
Ryan Miller: The NBA is obsessed with big markets — it doesn't need to be

Ryan Miller: The NBA is obsessed with big markets — it doesn't need to be

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 4th - 7:39pm

The NBA is currently going through what some would call a catastrophe. Mainly, LeBron James is out of the playoffs early.
Former BYU, SLC Stars shooter Jake Toolson signs with German club BG Gottingen

Former BYU, SLC Stars shooter Jake Toolson signs with German club BG Gottingen

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 4th - 3:58pm

After spending time in the G League bubble with the Salt Lake City Stars, Toolson will head overseas to play with BG Gottingen in the German Bundesliga for the 2021-22 season, the club announced Friday.
Mike Conley's MRI reveals mild right hamstring strain — he'll be re-evaluated ahead of Game 1

Mike Conley's MRI reveals mild right hamstring strain — he'll be re-evaluated ahead of Game 1

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 6:28pm

On Thursday morning, Conley underwent an MRI to determine the significance of what he called a "little tug" in hamstring. The verdict? The Utah Jazz starting point guard suffered a mild right hamstring strain.
Ja Morant's father applauds Jazz for bridging the gap after Game 2's vulgar taunts

Ja Morant's father applauds Jazz for bridging the gap after Game 2's vulgar taunts

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 4:00pm

Tee Morant told Donovan Mitchell he hopes the Jazz win the championship after the way organization responded to a few fans crossing the line.
Vivint Arena will be at full capacity when Jazz open 2nd round

Vivint Arena will be at full capacity when Jazz open 2nd round

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Updated Jun 3rd - 10:17am

The Utah Jazz began the season with less than 2,000 fans scattered across the lower bowl. They'll start the second round with just about every seat filled.
Jazz exorcize demons as they advance to 2nd round with Game 5 win over Grizzlies

Jazz exorcize demons as they advance to 2nd round with Game 5 win over Grizzlies

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Updated Jun 3rd - 12:13am

The Utah Jazz reached a level that the upstart Memphis Grizzlies couldn't match. They scored 47 points in the first quarter and ran away with a 126-110 victory to win the series 4-1.
Mike Conley re-injures hamstring in Game 5 win, but he's hopeful he'll be ready for 2nd round

Mike Conley re-injures hamstring in Game 5 win, but he's hopeful he'll be ready for 2nd round

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 3rd - 12:03am

Mike Conley described it as a "little tug" and a "small tweak." Such an apparent minor thing never felt so big.
Patrick Kinahan: Mitchell on target to become most clutch player in Jazz history

Patrick Kinahan: Mitchell on target to become most clutch player in Jazz history

Patrick Kinahan, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Jun 2nd - 9:27am

Imagine the time when it comes, probably in a dozen years or so, when Donovan Mitchell retires as an NBA player, preferably toiling for the Utah Jazz his entire career.
Will this year be different? The Jazz look to finish off 3-1 lead this time around

Will this year be different? The Jazz look to finish off 3-1 lead this time around

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 1st - 5:45pm

Last August, the Utah Jazz went up 3-1 in their first-round NBA playoff series. If you need a reminder, they lost three straight to get knocked out of the playoffs. Now, less than a year later, the Jazz find themselves in a similar situation.
The Jazz aren't worried about Jordan Clarkson — Game 4 showed why

The Jazz aren't worried about Jordan Clarkson — Game 4 showed why

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 1st - 7:31am

Jordan Clarkson's electric 2:22 helped push the Jazz to a Game 4 win.
Jazz put Grizzlies on brink of elimination with Game 4 win

Jazz put Grizzlies on brink of elimination with Game 4 win

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Updated Jun 1st - 12:09am

The Jazz beat Memphis 120-113 to take a 3-1 lead in the series.
 'I know he's watching': Rudy Gobert honors Mark Eaton on and off the court

'I know he's watching': Rudy Gobert honors Mark Eaton on and off the court

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Updated May 30th - 11:35am

On the surface, it's easy to see why Rudy Gobert and Mark Eaton would be drawn to each other.
'He's going to make some things happen': Donovan Mitchell's late surge lifts Jazz over Memphis

'He's going to make some things happen': Donovan Mitchell's late surge lifts Jazz over Memphis

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted May 30th - 12:47am

On Saturday, the superstar beat the rising star.
'Sometimes you live long enough to become the villain': Conley helps break Memphis' fans hearts as Jazz go up 2-1

'Sometimes you live long enough to become the villain': Conley helps break Memphis' fans hearts as Jazz go up 2-1

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Updated May 30th - 12:04am

Mike Conley returned to Memphis and scored 27 points and Donovan Mitchell carried the Jazz late as Utah beat the Grizzlies 121-11 Saturday to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series.
Utah Jazz legend Mark Eaton, 64, dies following apparent bicycle crash

Utah Jazz legend Mark Eaton, 64, dies following apparent bicycle crash

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Updated May 29th - 12:23pm

Summit County sheriff's officials say the 64-year-old former Utah Jazz center was found unconscious following an apparent bike crash and later died at a hospital.
Mitchell, Snyder condemn comments made to Ja Morant's family by some Jazz fans

Mitchell, Snyder condemn comments made to Ja Morant's family by some Jazz fans

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted May 28th - 10:09pm

Memphis guard Ja Morant wishes he could have one decision back from Wednesday's Game 2. And it had nothing to do with what happened on the basketball court.
$100M lawsuit against Utah Jazz thrown out as team indefinitely bans 3 fans for lewd remarks

$100M lawsuit against Utah Jazz thrown out as team indefinitely bans 3 fans for lewd remarks

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Updated May 27th - 9:45pm

On Thursday, 4th District Judge Derek Pullan dismissed Shane Keisel and Jennifer Huff's $100 million case against the Utah Jazz and Russell Westbrook.
Donovan Mitchell says he 'felt better than I anticipated' after return in Game 2

Donovan Mitchell says he 'felt better than I anticipated' after return in Game 2

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted May 27th - 12:47pm

Donovan Mitchell didn't sugarcoat it: He had some nerves about his ankle heading into Game 2.
'I just try to do what I do': Rudy Gobert and Ja Morant revel in high-flying meet ups at the rim

'I just try to do what I do': Rudy Gobert and Ja Morant revel in high-flying meet ups at the rim

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted May 27th - 9:17am

Ja Morant had no hesitation. Rudy Gobert would expect nothing less.
Donovan Mitchell returns with 25 points as Jazz even up series with Grizzlies

Donovan Mitchell returns with 25 points as Jazz even up series with Grizzlies

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Updated May 27th - 12:37am

The return of Utah's star guard Donovan Mitchell sparked the Utah Jazz early, and Rudy Gobert dominated late as the Jazz beat the Memphis Grizzlies 141-129 Wednesday in Game 2.
This high tech tool is helping the Utah Jazz keep their loud home court advantage in playoffs

This high tech tool is helping the Utah Jazz keep their loud home court advantage in playoffs

Art Raymond, Deseret News  |  Posted May 26th - 5:10pm

While the Utah Jazz earned a No. 1 playoff seed for rolling to the best regular season record in the Western Conference, a new high-tech system is earning an assist in helping the Salt Lake City team reap the benefits of home-court advantage and bring in more fans than other playoff teams.
A look at the 'stuff' the Jazz need to figure out ahead of Wednesday's Game 2 with Memphis

A look at the 'stuff' the Jazz need to figure out ahead of Wednesday's Game 2 with Memphis

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted May 26th - 10:08am

Donovan Mitchell put it ever so eloquently: The Jazz have got some stuff to handle moving forward (except he didn't say stuff).
Dillon Brooks is now the most-hated man in Utah, but the Jazz have other concerns

Dillon Brooks is now the most-hated man in Utah, but the Jazz have other concerns

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted May 25th - 7:02pm

Jazz fans have found a new villain, but, to be frank, that's just what Dillon Brooks wanted.
Utah's Jordan Clarkson wins NBA Sixth Man of the Year award

Utah's Jordan Clarkson wins NBA Sixth Man of the Year award

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Updated May 24th - 9:21pm

Suddenly the reason the dual on-air interview with Jordan Clarkson and Joe Ingles was clear: Clarkson was the NBA Sixth Man of the Year.
This time for sure? Jazz announce Donovan Mitchell will be available for Game 2

This time for sure? Jazz announce Donovan Mitchell will be available for Game 2

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Updated May 24th - 5:42pm

Following practice Monday, the Utah Jazz announced Donovan Mitchell would be available for Wednesday's Game 2. A decision that comes following what was a strange 24 hours for the team.
Patrick Kinahan: Mitchell situation adds pressure on Jazz to handle Grizzlies

Patrick Kinahan: Mitchell situation adds pressure on Jazz to handle Grizzlies

Patrick Kinahan, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted May 24th - 5:31pm

The idyllic Jazz season has encountered a few bumps along the way but all pale in comparison to another issue involving Donovan Mitchell.
Donovan Mitchell's ankle saga looms over Utah's Game 1 loss

Donovan Mitchell's ankle saga looms over Utah's Game 1 loss

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Updated May 24th - 10:09am

Rudy Gobert woke up from his regular pregame nap to some surprising news: Donovan Mitchell wouldn't be playing in Game 1.
Grizzlies shock Jazz to steal Game 1 of playoffs

Grizzlies shock Jazz to steal Game 1 of playoffs

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Updated May 23rd - 11:51pm

Do the Utah Jazz deserve credit for how close things were at the end? For the fight they showed to at least have a shot at the win in the final seconds? Sure. They should be ashamed of just about everything else in a 112-109 Game 1 loss the Grizzlies Sunday at Vivint Arena.
In a sudden course reversal, Donovan Mitchell will miss Game 1

In a sudden course reversal, Donovan Mitchell will miss Game 1

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Updated May 23rd - 3:38pm

Donovan Mitchell thought he was good to go on Sunday morning, telling reporters that he was felt "no pain" and was "excited to get going." His return, however, will have to wait.
Jazz-Grizzlies: A look at the key things that could define the first-round playoff series

Jazz-Grizzlies: A look at the key things that could define the first-round playoff series

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted May 22nd - 6:36pm

How much of a challenge will the Grizzlies be? Here are some things to look for when the Grizzlies and Jazz tip-off their series Sunday night.
'Kind of wild': Mike Conley to face old team as Jazz set to play Grizzlies in first round

'Kind of wild': Mike Conley to face old team as Jazz set to play Grizzlies in first round

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted May 21st - 10:19pm

Memphis defeated Golden State 117-112 in overtime to claim the eighth seed and earn the right to play the top-seeded Utah Jazz. The series will begin with Game 1 on Sunday at Vivint Arena.
'When you win, what more can they say?': Rudy Gobert has a chance to prove some narratives false this playoffs

'When you win, what more can they say?': Rudy Gobert has a chance to prove some narratives false this playoffs

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted May 21st - 7:01pm

Most NBA experts agree on Rudy Gobert's defensive prowess and his importance to the Jazz as a whole, but there's a narrative that still exists that the best defensive player in the game gets played off the court once the postseason comes around.
There have been plenty of doubts about the Jazz this season — are they legitimate?

There have been plenty of doubts about the Jazz this season — are they legitimate?

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted May 21st - 12:46pm

The Utah Jazz finishing with the best record in the NBA hasn't quieted any of their doubters. In fact, it may have just added to the scrutiny. So how legitimate are the doubts? Let's examine.
Gobert, Ingles, Clarkson, Snyder all named finalists for NBA awards

Gobert, Ingles, Clarkson, Snyder all named finalists for NBA awards

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted May 20th - 6:51pm

On Thursday, the NBA announced the finalists for its end of season awards with three Jazz players and their coach up for awards.
'I feel like I'm ready': Donovan Mitchell returns to practice, hopes to play Game 1

'I feel like I'm ready': Donovan Mitchell returns to practice, hopes to play Game 1

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted May 20th - 2:52pm

On Thursday, Utah's All-Star guard went through a full practice for the first time since suffering a severe ankle sprain that kept him out the last month of the regular season.
Jazz scholarship presents 'life-changing' opportunity for Utah student

Jazz scholarship presents 'life-changing' opportunity for Utah student

Morgan Wolfe, KSL TV  |  Posted May 20th - 11:31am

The Utah Jazz are awarding dozens of scholarships to students, and one recipient said the gift presents a "life-changing" opportunity.
Jazz don't yet know who they'll play in the 1st round — but they now know when they'll be playing

Jazz don't yet know who they'll play in the 1st round — but they now know when they'll be playing

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted May 19th - 11:25pm

The Utah Jazz have a little more clarity when it comes to their first-round series following Wednesday's play-in games.
It was a lonely season for most in the NBA — the secret to Utah's success was how they navigated those challenges

It was a lonely season for most in the NBA — the secret to Utah's success was how they navigated those challenges

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted May 19th - 5:09pm

The secret to Utah's success this season can partially be credited to how they were able to handle all of the oddities to the season.
Play-in tournament rooting guide: Who should Jazz fans be cheering for this week?

Play-in tournament rooting guide: Who should Jazz fans be cheering for this week?

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted May 18th - 6:27pm

In the end, it may just be anyone but the Lakers.
Patrick Kinahan: Jazz can buck NBA tradition by winning NBA championship

Patrick Kinahan: Jazz can buck NBA tradition by winning NBA championship

Patrick Kinahan, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted May 18th - 10:17am

Conventional wisdom in the NBA playoffs has long remained that teams need to stumble before making a strong push to contend for the championship.