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Well-rested Jazz face battle-tested Clippers in West semis – Cache Valley Daily

Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) receives high-fives as he heads to the bench during the second half of Game 5 of the team’s NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) The Utah Jazz are well-rested. The Los Angeles Clippers are “war ready,” as Paul George puts it. The Jazz, the NBA’s No. 1 overall seed, host the fourth-seeded Clippers in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals on Tuesday night. Utah is a four-point favorite, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Utah beat the Memphis Grizzlies 4-1 in the first round, and has been waiting around since Wednesday to find out its next opponent. The Clippers outlasted the Dallas Mavericks in seven games, bouncing back from an 0-2 deficit at home. The first six games were won by the road team, which made NBA history. “It’s a marathon. We’re not worried about how long it takes to get to what we want to get to,” George said. “We’re prepared and we’re ready for what it takes.” The series features All-Stars Donovan Mitchell leading the Jazz and Kawhi Leonard and George fronting the Clippers. Mitchell sat out the opener against the

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