It’s time for the Utah Jazz to put up or shut up.
And maybe not just for the season. It might be the last stand for this Jazz era of basketball.
Down 3-2 to the Dallas Mavericks in the first-round playoff series, Quin Snyder’s team will look to stay alive on Thursday night in Salt Lake City. A win gets the Jazz back to Dallas for a Game 7 on Saturday night.
A loss and it’s the end of the season, but the beginning of changes that are likely coming for this team — not to mentioned the beginning of the Jazz’s rebrand, too.
The big question going into Game 6 is the status of Donovan Mitchell, who suffered a hamstring injury late in Game 5. On Wednesday, Mitchell said he was “ready to go” for Game 6 on Thursday.
So with a not-100% Mitchell, what do the Jazz have to do to win Game 6?
On the latest episode of The Tribune’s “How ‘Bout This Jazz” podcast, host/moderator Xoel Cardenas and Tribune Jazz beat reporters Andy Larsen and Eric Walden talk what needs to be adjusted for the Jazz to win Game 6 — even with a not-100% Mitchell — and force Game 7.
The guys also talk about Mike Conley, as last season’s NBA All-Star has struggled in this playoff series against the Mavs.
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