How the Utah Jazz might avoid ‘death lineup’ of playoff teams

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Predicting the Utah Jazz’s playoff run

If stuck with the “death lineup” of playoff teams, then the prediction here is that the Utah Jazz will beat their first-round matchup in five games. The second round will be tough, but they will win if it’s not one of the Los Angeles teams. In that case, the Jazz would probably play the Denver Nuggets and win in a seven-game series.

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They would then likely run into a brick wall and finally lose to one of the Los Angeles teams in seven games. Utah seems to have a better chance over the Lakers if their dynamic duo of LeBron James and Anthony Davis isn’t at full strength.

Otherwise, a healthy Clippers bunch would be the team to defeat the Jazz. It could be in the second round or in the Western Conference Finals.

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Either way, the Clippers seem like the favorite to win the Western Conference and advance to their first NBA Finals in franchise history.