REPORT: Jazz guard Ricky Rubio out for Game 4 vs. Rockets
The Utah Jazz have been playing the last couple of playoff games without starting point guard Ricky Rubio, who has been dealing with a strained hamstring since Game 6 of their first-round series against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Unfortunately for the Jazz, they’ll be without Rubio for Game 4 against the visiting Houston Rockets as he continues to deal with the injury.
Ricky Rubio (hamstring) ruled out for Utah’s Game 4 tonight against Houston.
— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) May 6, 2018
In his first ever postseason, Rubio has averaged 14 points, 7.3 rebounds, 7.0 assists, and 1.3 steals per game for the Jazz, helping them shock the Thunder in the first round by defeating them in six games and advancing to take on the NBA’s best team in the Rockets.
Without Rubio, the Jazz will likely have a by-committee approach to the ball-handling and distributing duties, likely leaning on star rookie guard Donovan Mitchell, forward Joe Ingles, and backup point guard Dante Exum to playmake.
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