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The Utah Jazz come back to defeat the Los Angeles Clippers, tying the series 2-2

The Utah Jazz come back to defeat the Los Angeles Clippers, tying the series 2-2

Last night marked Game 4 between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Utah Jazz in their playoff series.  Injuries have played a role in this series on both teams from Rudy Gobert going down in the first minute of Game 1 with a knee injury to Blake Griffin injuring his toe in Game 3.  In that first game, though, Utah would pull away with a 97-95 win against the Clippers.  Joe Johnson scored twenty-one points in that game, along with three rebounds and three assists.  Blake Griffin finished with twenty-six points, seven rebounds and three assists.  The California team would bounce back in Game 2 as they defeat the Jazz with a 99-91 win.  In that game, Blake Griffin put up twenty-four points, five rebounds and two assists.  Gordon Hayward finished with twenty points, six rebounds and two assists.  Clippers would take Game 3, too, as the Jazz get handed a 111-106 loss.  Chris Paul scored thirty-four points, pulled down six rebounds and dished off ten assists.  Gordon Hayward would settle for forty points, nine rebounds and four assists.  The Jazz looked to tie the series up last night in Utah.

The score would be held close in the first quarter as Jamal Crawford comes off the Clippers bench to drop eight points, two coming from behind the 3-point line and the other two coming from the charity stripe.  Former Magic player, J.J. Redick, would chalk up seven points, including one 3-pointer.  Derrick Favors would come off the Utah bench to score eight points, shooting eighty percent from the field.  Joe Johnson would also come off the bench to contribute with four points but it was the Los Angeles team that ended the first quarter with a 26 to 24 lead.  The Jazz would go on a 31-26 run in the second period as the first-round pick in the 2013 draft, Rudy Gobert, would put up eight points as he shoots at a perfect one-hundred percent from the field.  George Hill would drop seven points, collecting three of those points from beyond the arc.  Rodney Hood would come off the Utah bench to drop seven points, as well, including one 3-pointer.  Raymond Felton would come off the Los Angeles bench to put up eight points which would contain one 3-pointer.  Crawford would collect seven more additional points, which would hold one 3-pointer but it was the Utah Jazz who walk into the locker rooms at halftime with a 55-52 advantage.

The Los Angeles Clippers would go on a 28-22 run in the third period as Chris Paul starts to heat up for nine points, which would include one 3-pointer.  He would also grab six rebounds and four assists to add to his stat sheet total.  Former Knicks player, Jamal Crawford, would continue to put on a scoring display as he collects seven more points which held one 3-pointer.  On the other end, bench player Joe Johnson would drop seven points, collecting three of those points from beyond the arc but it was still the Clippers who left the Jazz trailing at the end of the third, 80-77.  The home team would go on a huge 28 to 18 run as Johnson would shoot seventy-one percent from the field, earning himself thirteen more points which would hold one 3-pointer.  With five minutes left in the game, he would connect for a jump shot, tying the game up at 87.  After that, the two teams would go back and forth, trading buckets but thanks to Joe Johnson’s two free throws, the Utah Jazz would be able to defeat the Los Angeles Clippers with a 105 to 98 win, tying the series up at 2-2.  Joe Johnson finished with twenty-eight points, five rebounds and five assists.  Chris Paul finished with twenty-seven points, nine rebounds and twelve assists.

The Los Angeles Clippers pull away with a victory against the Utah Jazz, taking a 2-1 lead in series

The Los Angeles Clippers pull away with a victory against the Utah Jazz, taking a 2-1 lead in series

Last night marked Game 3 between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Utah Jazz in their playoff series.  So far, the series has been split even as the Jazz won Game 1 and Clippers won Game 2.  Utah would barely pull away with a 97-95 victory over the Clippers in Game 1.  In that game, Joe Johnson scored twenty-one points, pulled down three rebounds and dished off three assists.  Blake Griffin finished with twenty-six points, seven rebounds and three assists.  Game 2 was a nine-point victory for Los Angeles as they defeated the Jazz, 99-91.  Blake Griffin ended up with twenty-four points, five rebounds and two assists.  Gordon Hayward finished with twenty points, six rebounds and two assists.  Each team looked to take a 2-1 lead in the series as they faced off in Utah last night.

The Utah Jazz would hit the ground running in the first quarter as Gordon Hayward dropped twenty-one points, setting a record for most points in a quarter in Jazz playoff history.  He would collect three of those points from beyond the arc.  He would work on the defensive end as well, he gobbling up five rebounds to add to his stat sheet.  On the other end, Blake Griffin would score nine points, including one 3-pointer.  DeAndre Jordan would drop six points and grab four rebounds but it was the home team that ended the first period with a 34 to 21 lead.  The first-round pick in the 2005 draft, Raymond Felton, would come off the Los Angeles bench to chalk up seven points in the second quarter, which contained one 3-pointer.  Former Warriors player, Marreese Speights, would come off the bench, as well, to score five points which would hold one 3-pointer.  As for the Utah team, Joe Ingles would shoot two 3-pointers, earning himself six points as the Jazz walked into halftime with a 58-49 lead.

The Clippers would go on a 33 to 26 run in the third period as nine-time All-Star, Chris Paul, would light the floor up with eleven points, including one 3-pointer.  He would also crash the boards for five rebounds and work the ball around for three assists.  Luc Mbah a Moute would contribute to the run as he drops nine points, containing one 3-pointer.  Texas-native DeAndre Jordan would go off for eight points, shooting a perfect 100% from the field.  On the other end, former Pacers point guard, George Hill, would get hot for thirteen points, including three 3-pointers.  Hayward would put on another scoring display as he lights the floor up with eleven points, which will hold one 3-pointer.  He shot 57% from the field in the third as the Clippers would go into the fourth quarter trailing, 84-82.  The Clippers would go on a 29 to 22 run in the last period as Chris Paul collects thirteen more points which would contain one 3-pointer.  Three-time Sixth-Man, Jamal Crawford, would come off the bench to help out with six points, shooting 60% from the field.  Joe Johnson would come off the Utah bench to drop six points but it would be the Los Angeles Clippers that regains the lead and pulls away with a 111-106, taking a 2-1 in the series.  Chris Paul finished with thirty-four points, seven rebounds and ten assists.  Gordon Hayward would ended up with forty points (his new Playoff career-high), eight rebounds and four assists.

The Los Angeles Clippers defeat the Utah Jazz as they tie the series, 1-1

The Los Angeles Clippers defeat the Utah Jazz as they tie the series, 1-1

Last night marked the second game between the Utah Jazz and the Los Angeles Clippers in their Playoff series.  The last game ended with a Jazz victory as they slip away with a 97-95 win.  In that game, Joe Johnson would score twenty-one points, pull down three rebounds and give out three assists.  Blake Griffin finished with twenty-six points, seven rebounds and three assists.  The Clippers looked to tie the series up last night in Los Angeles.

The game would start off right for the Los Angeles Clippers as DeAndre Jordan dropped ten points and pulled down five rebounds.  Chris Paul would chalk up seven points, which included one 3-pointer.  He would give out four assists in the quarter, as well.  Blake Griffin would shoot 66% from the field but only be limited to four points.  2008 NBA champion, Paul Pierce, would come off the bench to drop four points of his own as the Clippers end the first quarter with a 29-18 lead.  In the second quarter, Derrick Favors would try to help the Jazz out by scoring six points and pulling down two rebounds.  Joe Johnson would come off the bench to collect six points, as well.  Gordon Hayward and Joe Ingles would each knock down one 3-pointer for the Utah team.  On the other end, Blake Griffin would chalk up nine points, shooting 44% from the field.  Former Warriors player, Marreese Speights, would come off the Clippers bench to throw up five points, containing one 3-pointer.  DeAndre Jordan would score four points and crash the boards for five rebounds as the California team walks into the locker rooms at halftime with a 51-42 advantage.  In the third period, George Hill would drop six points, all coming from beyond the arc.  The first-round pick in the 2003 draft, Boris Diaw, would collect five points, three of those coming from behind the 3-point lead.  Chris Paul would help the Clippers out as he adds seven points to his scoring total, including one 3-pointer.  Griffin would drop an additional six points, shooting 50% from the field.  Luc Mbah a Moute and DeAndre Jordan would both score four points each as the home team would enter the last quarter with a 79-70 lead.  The Jazz would look to cut into the lead as Ingles drops six points, containing one 3-pointer.  But the Clippers would close things out as Paul goes for seven points, containing one 3-pointer.  Jamal Crawford would come off the bench to drop six points as the Los Angeles Clippers defeat the Utah Jazz with a 99 to 91 win, tying the series up, 1-1.  Blake Griffin scored twenty-four points, grabbed five rebounds and gave out two assists.  Gordon Hayward finished with twenty points (his new Playoff career-high), six rebounds and two assists (tying his Playoff career-high).

The Utah Jazz slip away with a win against the Los Angeles Clippers, taking a 1-0 lead in series

The Utah Jazz slip away with a win against the Los Angeles Clippers, taking a 1-0 lead in series

Yesterday marked the first game in the Los Angeles Clippers and Utah Jazz Playoff series.  The last time these two teams met up for a playoff game was in 1997, which resulted in a 0-3 loss for the Clippers.  With the Clippers having home court advantage in this one, they will look to get revenge against this Utah team.

Blake Griffin would start the first quarter off hot as he drops eleven points, which would include one 3-pointer.  DeAndre Jordan would also chalk up six points and grab five rebounds.  On the other end, Boris Diaw would score five points, which included one 3-pointer but it would be the Los Angeles team that ended the first quarter with a 24 to 22 lead.  The seven-time All-Star, Joe Johnson, would heat up in the second quarter as he drops eleven points, which included one 3-pointer.  He would earn those points by shooting 83% from the field.  Rodney Hood also helped out by coming off the bench to collect five points, including one 3-pointer.  Griffin would continue to put on a scoring display as he earns himself nine points, which contained one 3-pointer.  The three-time Sixth Man, Jamal Crawford, would come off the bench to drop six points as each team went into halftime with a 52-52 tied game.  The Utah Jazz would go on a 22 to 18 run in the third quarter as Gordon Hayward dropped ten points and pulled down two rebounds.  Former Pacers, George Hill, would chalk up five points for his team, as well.  On the other end, Chris Paul would come alive as he drops eight points, shooting 57% from the field but it would be the visiting team that walked into the last period holding onto a 74-70 lead.  Chris Paul would continue to heat up as he shoots 62% from the field, earning himself twelve points which included one 3-pointer.  Derrick Favors would come off the Utah bench to drop seven points, along with Joe Johnson, who scored the same amount.  With 45 seconds left in the game, J.J. Redick would make a driving layup to cut into a Utah lead.  Trailing by four points, Blake Griffin would be sent to the free-throw line as he knocks down both foul shots, bringing his team within one.  With the Clippers being forced to foul, they send Derrick Favors to the free-throw line as he connects for only one out of his two foul shots.  After the Clippers timeout, Chris Paul would knock down a much-needed jump shot, tying the game at 95.  But with only one second left, Joe Johnson would connect for a driving floating jump shot, winning the game for the Utah Jazz, 97-95.  The Utah Jazz would go to take a 1-0 lead in the series in a crunch time win.  Joe Johnson would finish with twenty-one points, three rebounds and three assists.  Blake Griffin would finish with twenty-six points, seven rebounds and three assists.

Los Angeles Clippers would defeat the San Antonio Spurs to win the season series

Los Angeles Clippers would defeat the San Antonio Spurs to win the season series

Last night, the 61-18 San Antonio Spurs will face the 48-31 Los Angeles Clippers for the fourth and final time this season.  The first time these two teams met up was on November 5 in San Antonio with the Clippers winning 116-92.  In that game, Blake Griffin would score twenty-eight points, grab five rebounds and dish off three assists.  Lamarcus Aldridge would collect nineteen points and six rebounds.  In the second game, which was played on December 22 in Los Angeles, the home team would pull away with a 106 to 101 win.  Chris Paul would put up nineteen points, six rebounds and six assists.  Kawhi Leonard would put on twenty-seven points, grab nine rebounds and give out five assists.  On February 24, the Spurs would go back to California and grab a 105-97 win.  In that meeting, Kawhi Leonard would end with twenty-one points, three rebounds and six assists.  Blake Griffin finished up with twenty-nine points, nine rebounds and five assists.  The Texas team would look to even the regular season series up tonight in San Antonio.

Lamarcus Aldridge would start off hot in the first quarter, knocking down five of his nine buckets, earning himself ten points.  Chris Paul would put up seven points, including one 3-pointer.  He would also dish off two assists and grab three rebounds but it was the home team that would enter the second quarter with a one-point lead.  The second period would belong to the visiting team as they go on a 30-20 run.  DeAndre Jordan knock hit all four of his buckets, collecting eight points.  The first round pick in the 2005 Draft Raymond Felton, would come off the bench to chalk up six points of his own, as well as one assist.  On the other end, two-time champion Pau Gasol, would come off the bench to put up nine points which included one 3-pointer.  The Clippers would go into halftime, holding one to a comfortable 52-43 lead.  The third quarter will not get easier for the home team as Blake Griffin heats up, scoring ten points, along with Luc Mbah a Moute’s seven points.  Jordan would grab four boards as Paul throws out two assists.  But Kawhi Leonard would get hot on the other end as he shoots 83% from the field, collecting fifteen points for himself, which would contain three 3-pointers.  But it would be the California team that would end the quarter on a 30 to 27 run.  The Texas team would try to crawl back in the last period as two-time All-Star David Lee comes off the bench to collect six points.  Gasol would drop four more points and grab three boards but the visitors would close it out as the three-time Sixth Man Jamal Crawford would put up five points, helping the LA Clippers earn a 98-87 win.  Chris Paul would finish the game with nineteen points, eight rebounds and eight assists.  Kawhi Leonard would end with twenty-eight points, five rebounds and five assists.