Conley has missed the first four games of the Western Conference semifinals vs. the Clippers, with the series tied at 2-all. Both teams have won each of their two home games. Game 5 is scheduled for Wednesday night at Utah.
Conley’s absence has played a role in the Jazz’s efficiency on offense, as the ball hasn’t moved quite as well in his absence. And now, this series is becoming a bit too injury-riddled, with Clippers star Kawhi Leonard expected not to return.
The Clippers fear Leonard has suffered an ACL injury.
Conley averaged 16.2 points and 6.0 assists in 51 regular-season games. He suffered his injury Game 4 of the first round vs,. the Grizzlies. He has been listed as day-to-day since, but has yet to return.
“It’s playoffs, so my mindset is I’ll be ready to play,” he told reporters at the time of the injury. “We’re gonna just see what happens in next few days and be smart about how we approach it.”