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Sport NBA playoffs 2018: Jazz guard Dante Exum dealing with strained hamstring

00:15  08 may  2018
00:15  08 may  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

Have the Jazz found a Harden stopper in Dante Exum?

  Have the Jazz found a Harden stopper in Dante Exum? Dante Exum matched up with James Harden for 22 possessions in Game 2 and limited him to two points on 0-for-7 shooting from the field. Harden didn’t do much else in the minutes Exum defended him, either, totaling one assist to go along with one turnover and one trip to the free throw line.That means Harden had 30 points on 9-for-15 shooting and 10 assists with one turnover against Royce O’Neale, Donovan Mitchell, Jae Crowder and anyone else the Jazz threw at him in Game 2.

Jazz guard Dante Exum suffered a strained left hamstring during Sunday's Game 4 loss, an MRI revealed Monday, according to Yahoo Sports. Exum pulled up on a drive to the basket in the third quarter of Sunday's 100-87 home loss to the Rockets and limped down the court on the next

Jazz guard Dante Exum suffered a strained left hamstring during Sunday's Game 4 loss, an MRI revealed Monday, according to Yahoo Sports. Sources: Utah guard Dante Exum will be day-to-day with a strained left hamstring after MRI and further evaluation Monday. He suffered the injury in

Jazz guard Dante Exum suffered a strained left hamstring during Sunday's Game 4 loss, an MRI revealed Monday, according to Yahoo Sports.

a close up of Dante Exum with his mouth open © Getty Images Dante Exum

Exum pulled up on a drive to the basket in the third quarter of Sunday's 100-87 home loss to the Rockets and limped down the court on the next possession. As soon as play was blown dead, he immediately ran to the locker room before he could even be taken out of the game.

Exum has dealt with numerous injuries since he was taken in the first round of the 2014 draft, but he has been key to the Jazz's defense of James Harden throughout the Western Conference semifinals.

Harden should be able to feast on a banged up Exum, should he play, in Tuesday's Game 5 in Houston with the Rockets owning a 3-1 series lead.

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