Clippers Beat Jazz, 99-91, To Even Series At 1-1

The Jazz won the first game against the Clippers, 97-95. In the interest of sidestepping the Clipper fan stereotype, I'll simply label this game's officiating as "interesting".

In the 2014 postseason, the Clippers were tied 2-2 with the OKC Thunder in the Western Conference Semifinals.

He didn't like being asked in his postgame interview on the podium if he meant "something maybe less savory", as a reporter put it.

Isaiah Thomas scored 20 points for Boston. But that was the only facet of the game they controlled.

"We feel like we didn't play our best basketball, [but] we hung around and hung around", Hayward said. Minus Gobert, the restricted area was a buffet for the Clippers. The patch of real estate under the basket was all theirs, all game. With Jordan on the bench resting, the Jazz managed enough easy baskets to trim the deficit to five points.

Utah refused to give up in the fourth, and got within six, 92-86, on a Joe Ingles triple with 4:41 left. Mbah a Moute is averaging 36.5. The Clippers were able to weather every run that Utah made and the heady play of their point guard is a big reason why. Instead, they were down by three possessions. There's just two days between games to think about it. A Blake Griffin post-up created a J.J. Redick spot-up 3-pointer. The Clippers reset with Paul handling the ball.

The report added that after the initial examination, Gobert was brought out of the STAPLES Center to undergo further magnetic resonance imaging testing from which he was "diagnosed with a left knee hyperextension and bone contusion". The Jazz only grabbed three offensive rebounds.

The second game out of seven between Utah Jazz vs Los Angeles Clippers is scheduled on Tuesday night at 10:30 pm ET (07:30 pm PT, 08:30 pm MDT). J.J.is our best shooter on our team.

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Beating the Utah Jazz isn't easy. The percentage was good, but the point and attempt totals were not. On a more positive note, Gobert has no major ligament damage. "If you reachin' that much, then you tell me what you took it as". They began the game with a 10-0 advantage at the rim and would eventually settle in at 60 points in the paint by the time the game was over. At the break, Los Angeles had 34 points in the paint, while Utah only had 16. The Clippers were 27-of-33 (81.8 percent) in the restricted area.

Those complete homers do have a tendency to give the Jazz a sixth-man-like lift. Without Gobert in there, it looks like Jordan is playing on a Fisher-Price hoop.

"His focus now is to try to get back".

The Jazz miss Rudy Gobert.

Utah needs more from Gordon Hayward. But that won't be until after a couple more games take place and the Jazz will again have to find a way to make up for his absence.

Series: Jazz lead 1-0.

Game 2 needed more Hayward for the Jazz to truly take control of key stretches. Nene had 15 points. Unfortunately, the Clips only shot 6 of 20. "That's where he really did a great job". Chicago held a 43-38 rebounding edge for the game. After posting 10 assists in the first half, he only had one the rest of the way. He was terrifying, even if he couldn't necessarily shoot the ball.

"We've got to raise our level now". They have to make him the scoring, borderline All-NBA player he was all season. "He got in foul trouble early". The game is going to get mucked up at times. Without Gobert as the lob threat, they need someone else to feast in the paint.

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