NBA regular season

Jazz rule out Donovan Mitchell for final 3 regular-season games

Jazz rule out Donovan Mitchell for final 3 regular-season games

MANNING THE FORT. As Donovan Mitchell (left) recuperates from injury, Jordan Clarkson and the Jazz keep hold of the top spot.

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The Jazz look to wrap up the regular season as the No. 1 seed even minus star guard Donovan Mitchell

The Utah Jazz ruled out All-Star guards Donovan Mitchell (ankle) and Mike Conley (hamstring) for their home game against the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday, May 12 (Thursday, May 13, Manila time) .

It will be the ninth straight game missed by Conley and 14th consecutive game missed by Mitchell.

The Jazz also announced on Tuesday that Mitchell, who is still recovering from an injury sustained on April 16, will miss the team’s final three regular-season games.

Mitchell is averaging a team-high 26.4 points per game this season, while Conley chips in 16.4 points per game and 6 assists per contest.

The Jazz (50-19) were 1 1/2 games ahead of the Suns (48-20) for the top spot in the Western Conference ahead of Phoenix’s road game against the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday.

Following the Portland game, Utah finished with games at Oklahoma City on Friday and at Sacramento on Sunday.

Forward Juwan Morgan (right heel soreness) was also ruled out for Utah’s game against the Trail Blazers. –