Utah dominates Memphis, goes to Western Conference semifinals in NBA

Eliminated in the last play-offs by Denver while leading in his series 3 wins to 1, Utah, in the same position against Memphis, did not miss his chance this time. Since its initial defeat against the Grizzlies (99-112, without Donovan Mitchell), the Jazz have chained four straight wins, the last on the night of Wednesday to Thursday (126-110) and eliminated the franchise passed by the « play- in ”to access the final phase.

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Ja Morant and Dillon Brooks (27 points each) were not enough for the visitors to resist the demonstration (47-27 after a quarter) set to music by Donovan Mitchell (30 points at 11/16, 5/8 at 3 points, 6 rebounds, 10 assists in just 26 minutes) and the best sixth man of the season Jordan Clarkson (24 points).

The Salt Lake City franchise won its 4-1 win streak and returned to the second round of the play-offs, where it lost in 2017 (Golden State) and 2018 (Houston). She will find there either Dallas, winner in Los Angeles (105-100), or the LA Clippers, and will have whatever happens the ambition to return to the conference final for the first time since 2007 (defeat against the San Antonio Spurs).

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