Clippers stay alive in series with 132-106 Game 3 win

from Joe Reedy , AP Sports Wrier Leonard, George help Clippers beat Jazz, cut deficit to 2-1 LOS ANGELES (AP) Kawhi Leonard had 34 points and 12 rebounds, Paul George added 31 points and the Los Angeles Clippers got back into their second-round series against the Utah Jazz with a 132-106 victory in Game 3 on Saturday night. Leonard and George each scored at least 30 in the same playoff game for the second time to help the Clippers cut Utah’s series lead to 2-1. George shot only 34.3% from…

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Utah Jazz legend Mark Eaton killed in bike crash

from Ryan Miller of KSL.com: SALT LAKE CITY — Former Utah Jazz center and two-time NBA defensive player of the year Mark Eaton has died. He was 64. Eaton was found unconscious on Long Rifle Road near his home in Summit County Friday evening following an apparent bike crash. Medical personnel arrived at the scene and Eaton was transported to a nearby hospital where he died. The Summit County Sheriff’s Office said there were no witnesses to the crash and no reason to believe a vehicle was involved in the…

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Mike Conley out against Wizards

Utah Jazz point guard Mike Conley will miss the team’s Thursday’s game against the Washington Wizards due right hamstring injury management, the team announced Wednesday. Conley has dealt with hamstring issues previously during his tenure with the Jazz, an injury to the left one in his first season in Salt Lake City cost him 19 out of a 20 game stretch. Earlier this season Conley missed six consecutive games due to tightness, and then injury management, in that same right hamstring. The first-time All-Star has averaged 16.4 points, 5.6 assists…

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Donovan Mitchell and Utah Jazz agree on $195 million extension

Utah Jazz guard Donanvan Mitchell has agreed to a five-year $195 million designated rookie maximum extension. The 24-year-old was taken with the 13th pick in the 2017 NBA boasts career averages of 22.7 points and 4.0 assists per game and quickly displayed that he was more than capable filling the void created by the departure of Gordon Hayward in free agency that same offseason. He has increased his scoring in each of his forest three seasons, averaging 24.9 ppg last season. Mitchell also picked up his level of play in…

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Knicks move up to No.23 with trade with Jazz

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the New York Knicks and Utah Jazz have engaged in deal that will move the Knicks up in Wednesday’s NBA Draft. The Knicks are sending their No. 27 and No. 38 picks to the Jazz in exchange for the No. 23 picks. As icing on the cake, Utah is sending over the the draft rights to 2008 second-round pick Ante Tomic, 33, who is not expected to come to the NBA. The Knicks now have the No.8 and No. 23 selections.

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Utah Jazz to be sold to tech entrepreneur Ryan Smith

from the AP: SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The majority interest of the Utah Jazz is being sold to technology entrepreneur Ryan Smith, a move that when formally approved by the NBA will end the Miller family’s 35-year run as owners of the franchise. The Jazz said Wednesday that “definitive agreements” have been struck with Smith on the sale of the team, Vivint Arena, the team’s G League affiliate and management of a Triple-A baseball club. Part of those agreements call for the team to remain in Utah. Smith is a co-founder…

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Jazz’s Gobert, Mitchell, others health cleared

Rudy Gobert, Donovan Mitchell along with the rest of Utah Jazz players and personnel have been given a clean bill of health by the state’s Health Department, according to ESPN’s Tim Bontemps. Gobert was the first NBA player to test positive for COVID-19 and ridiculously and wrongly draw the ire of players, fans and even some media ( because apparently he purposely contracted the virus as part of some insidious plan to end the NBA season). This is good news and we hope this is a precursor for more healthy…

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Bojan Bogdanovic out against Lakers

Utah Jazz forward Bojan Bogdanovic will miss the team’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers Friday night with an left ankle sprained according to the Jazz’s injury report. Bogdanovic scored 16 points and suffered the injury in the Jazz’s season opening win against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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