Los Angeles • Utah Jazz guards Mike Conley and Donovan Mitchell will play in the team’s do-or-die Game 6 on Friday against the Clippers.
The Jazz said that Conley (right hamstring strain) and Mitchell (right ankle sprain) would have their game status determined by their pregame warm-ups.
Conley went through his before Mitchell did, and appeared to be moving at full speed. He has yet to play in a game in this Western Conference semifinal series. Jazz PR confirmed his availability about 55 minutes before the scheduled tipoff.
Mitchell, meanwhile, has not yet missed a game against the Clippers, but has appeared increasingly physically limited as the series has progressed. He missed the final 16 games of the regular season, and Game 1 in the first round against Memphis. He had been looking excellent for a time, but a late-game collision with Paul George in Game 2 against the Clippers appeared to aggravate his injury.
His Friday workout saw him occasionally favoring his right ankle, and going through a perhaps slightly-subdued pregame routine.
Jazz PR ultimately confirmed his availability about 25 minutes before the game was set to tip.