NBA: Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder rejects fatigue suggestion


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Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder doesn’t think his team are suffering from any problems regarding tiredness ahead of Game 2 against Golden State Warriors.

The Jazz needed seven games to get past the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round of the NBA playoffs, while Western Conference top seeds Golden State dispatched of Portland Trail Blazers 4-0 to move through to the Conference semi-finals.

The Warriors had an extra five days of rest before seeing off Utah 106-94 in the first game between the two at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, but Snyder says his team cannot allow fatigue to creep in as they continue their postseason bid.

“I don’t know if fatigue was an issue for us,” Snyder told reporters in San Francisco.

“They’re [GSW] rested, but do they have their timing? I think they showed that they do,” he added.

“In our case, it’s every other day and it’s no time to be tired.”

Utah lost the regular season series 2-1 against the Warriors but they did manage to secure a win at the Oracle Arena and will be desperate to level the series before the two teams head to Salt Lake City for Games 3 and 4.

Utah are 9.50 to win the match and the Warriors can be backed at 1.91 with a -12.5 handicap.

Golden State are 1.44 to win the NBA Finals 2017 outright and holders Cleveland Cavaliers can be backed at 4.00.

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