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The Golden State Warriors defeat the Utah Jazz, completing a 4-0 series sweep

The Golden State Warriors defeat the Utah Jazz, completing a 4-0 series sweep

Last night marked the fourth game between the Golden State Warriors and the Utah Jazz in their playoff series.  This series has not been friendly to the Jazz as they lost the first three games, heading into a game that may be their last.  Game 1 would be a victory for the Oakland team as they pull away with a 106 to 94 win.  In that game, Stephen Curry would score twenty-two points, pull down seven rebounds and dish off five assists.  Rudy Gobert would settle for thirteen points, eight rebounds and three assists.  The Warriors would win the second game, as well, handing the Jazz a 115-104 loss.  Kevin Durant would chalk up twenty-five points, eleven rebounds and seven assists.  Gordon Hayward would put up thirty-three points, five rebounds and four assists.  The last game would also be a win for the Warriors as they defeat the Jazz, 102 to 91.  In that game, Kevin Durant would put up thirty-eight points, thirteen rebounds and one assist.  Gordon Hayward would score twenty-nine points, pull down two rebounds and give out six assists.  The Warriors looked to complete a 4-0 series sweep last night inside of the Vinint Smart Home Arena.

The Warriors would start the game off smoking hot in the first quarter as they shoot fifty-seven percent from the field as a team, limiting the Utah Jazz to twenty-four percent.  Stephen Curry would light the floor up with fourteen points, earning six of them from beyond the arc.  Klay Thompson would shoot a perfect one-hundred percent from the field, earning eight points in return.  Michigan-native, Draymond Green, would also shoot a perfect one-hundred percent from the field as he gathers up seven points.  He would earn three of those seven points from behind the three-point line.  On the other end of the court, Gordon Hayward would knock down two three-pointers to get himself six points.  Rudy Gobert would chalk up four points and two rebounds but it was the Oakland team that ended the first quarter with a 39 to 17 lead.  The Utah team would return the favor with a 35-21 run in the second quarter.  During that run, Dante Exum would come off the bench to put up nine points which included one three-pointer.  Hayward would shoot a perfect one-hundred percent from the field, contributing with seven points which would contain one three-pointer.  As for the Warriors, Kevin Durant would come alive for ten points, knocking down a three-pointer in the process.  He would also jump up to grab three rebounds as he shoots fifty-seven percent from the field.  Stephen Curry would be limited to only four points as Green nails a three-pointer, along with three assists.  Klay Thompson would be limitied to only two points as the Warriors enter halftime with a 60-52 lead.

The Golden State team would come out of the locker room to spark a 33 to 27 run in the third quarter.  During that run, Curry would drop nine points, hitting a three-pointer in the process.  He would also collect four rebounds and four assists to go along with it.  Durant would shoot sixty percent from the field to get seven points, including one three-pointer.  JaVale McGee would come off the bench to shoot a perfect one-hundred percent from the field, receiving six points as a reward.  On the other end of the floor, Gordon Hayward would try to keep his Jazz team in it as he throws up twelve points, three of them coming from beyond the arc.  Former Hawks player, Shelvin Mack, would light the floor up with eleven points as he shot seventy-five percent from the field.  He would knock down a three-pointer while doing so but it the Warriors who go into the last period with a commanding 93-79 lead.  The visiting team would close things out in the fourth quarter as Thompson would heat up for nine points, knocking down a three-pointer in the process.  Former Jazz player, Ian Clark, would come off the bench to shoot a perfect one-hundred percent from the field as he collects six points.  Shelvin Mack, Raul Neto and Dante Exum would try to bring the Jazz back as they each put up four points but it was the Golden State Warriors who defeat the Utah Jazz with a 121-95 blowout score, completing a 4-0 series sweep.  Stephen Curry finished with thirty points, five rebounds and seven assists.  Gordon Hayward would finish with twenty-five points, five rebounds and three assists.

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The Golden State Warriors defeat the Utah Jazz, taking a 3-0 lead in series

The Golden State Warriors defeat the Utah Jazz, taking a 3-0 lead in series

Last night marked Game 3 between the Golden State Warriors and the Utah Jazz in their playoff series.  The first game would be a victory for the Warriors as they pull away with a 106 to 94 win.  In that game, Stephen Curry would score twenty-two points, pull down seven rebounds and give out five assists.  Rudy Gobert would finish with thirteen points, eight rebounds and three assists.  The Oakland team would win the last game, as well, as they hand the Jazz a 115-104 loss.  Kevin Durant finished with twenty-five points, eleven rebounds and seven assists.  Gordon Hayward would settle for thirty-three points, five rebounds and four assists.  The Warriors looked to take a commanding 3-0 lead in the series as they faced off against the Jazz in Vivint Smart Home Arena last night.

The game would start off right for the Golden State Warriors as Kevin Durant would get hot for thirteen points, which would include one three-pointer.  He would also crash the boards for four rebounds.  Stephen Curry would play for the entire quarter but would only score five points while shooting thirty-three percent from the field.  Draymond Green would be held scoreless throughout the entire quarter but he would grab two defensive rebounds, along with two assists.  On the other end of the court, Gordon Hayward would put up eight points while shooting fifty percent from the field.  Rudy Gobert would contribute with four points but it was the Oakland team that ended the first quarter with a 27 to 17 lead.  The Utah Jazz would return the favor with a 33-22 run in the second quarter as Gobert would chalk up eight points while shooting a perfect one-hundred percent from the field.  Former Spurs player, Boris Diaw, would also shoot a perfect one-hundred percent from the field to earn himself six points.  Joe Ingles would collect five points while, also, shooting a perfect one-hundred percent from the field.  As for the Golden State team, Durant would continue to put on a scoring display as he collects nine more additional points while shooting eighty percent from the field.  Draymond Green would put up four points, shooting sixty-seven percent from the field.  Former Pacers player, David West, would come off the bench to put up four points while shooting a perfect one-hundred percent from the field but it was the Jazz who would walk into halftime with a slight 50-49 advantage.

Gordon Hayward would come out of the locker room to score twelve points, collecting six of them from beyond the arc.  Rudy Gobert would play for ten minutes, only to chalk up four points.  Ingles would put up two points, while Joe Johnson would come off the bench to do the same thing.  Curry would try to keep his Warriors team in it as he throws up seven points, earning three of them from behind the arc.  Durant would play for ten minutes, only to be held to five points but he would knock down one three-pointer in the process.  Former Hawks player, Zaza Pachulia, would contribute with five points of his own as the Warriors regain the lead and walk into the fourth quarter with a 72-70 advantage.  The Warriors would close things out in the fourth period as Durant gets hot for eleven points, collecting three of them from behind the arc.  He would also crash the boards for four defensive rebounds as Curry would drop eleven points, as well, collecting six of them from behind the arc and five of them from the free-throw line.  Hayward would try to keep the Jazz in it as he puts up eight points but it was the Warriors who pull away with a 102 to 91 win, taking a commanding 3-0 lead in the series.  Kevin Durant would finish with thirty-eight points, thirteen rebounds and one assist.  Gordon Hayward finished with twenty-nine points, two rebounds and six assists (his new Playoff career-high).

The Golden State Warriors defeat the Utah Jazz, making series 2-0

The Golden State Warriors defeat the Utah Jazz, making series 2-0

Last night marked the second game between the Golden State Warriors and the Utah Jazz in their playoff series.  The first game was a win for the Oakland team as they defeated the Jazz, 106 to 94.  In that game, Stephen Curry finished with twenty-two points, seven rebounds and five assists.  Rudy Gobert would settle for thirteen points, eight rebounds and three assists.  The Utah Jazz looked to tie the series up last night in the Oracle Arena.

The game would start off right for the Golden State Warriors as they put on a scoring display in the first quarter, shooting sixty-one percent from the field as a team, while limiting the Jazz to twenty-eight percent.  Draymond Green would go off for twelve points, collecting them all from the three-point line.  Klay Thompson would put up six points, shooting seventy-five percent from the field.  Stephen Curry would play for the entire first quarter, only to be held to five points.  On the other end, Gordon Hayward would score four points while Joe Johnson, Joe Ingles and Shelvin Mack would each knock down a three-pointer but it was the Warriors who end the first quarter with a huge 33 to 15 lead.  The Utah team would look to cut into the deficit as they go on a 32-27 run.  During that run, Hayward would shoot a perfect one-hundred percent from the field, collecting eight more points to add to his scoring total.  The first-round pick in the 2013 draft, Rudy Gobert, would contribute with eight points of his own while also shooting a perfect one-hundred percent from the field.  Gobert would also crash the boards for four rebounds.  2014-2015 Finals MVP, Andre Iguodala, would come off the Warriors bench to drop six as the home team would walk into halftime with a commanding 60-47 advantage.

The Jazz would not shy away from the challenge as Indiana-native, Gordon Hayward, would come into the third quarter to get hot for twelve points, including one three-pointer.  He would shoot fifty-seven percent from the field while collecting two rebounds and two assists to go along with it.  Rudy Gobert would continue to contribute with six points and four rebounds.  On the other end of the court, Curry would start to come alive for ten points, earning six of those points from behind the arc.  Former Thunder player, Kevin Durant, would help out with six points and six defensive rebounds as they walk into the last quarter with a 92 to 82 lead.  The home team would finish things off in the fourth period as Durant would light the floor up with eleven more points, shooting thirty-three percent from the field.  Stephen Curry would put up five points, which would contain one three-pointer while Ian Clark would come off the bench to give five points, as well, which included one three-pointer.  Gordon Hayward would try to keep his Jazz team in it as he throws up nine points, which included two three-pointers but it was the Golden State Warriors who defeat the Utah Jazz with a 115 to 104 score, making the series 2-0.  Kevin Durant finished with twenty-five points, eleven rebounds and seven assists.  Gordon Hayward would settle for thirty-three points, five rebounds and four assists.

The Utah Jazz come back to defeat the Los Angeles Clippers, taking a 3-2 lead in series

The Utah Jazz come back to defeat the Los Angeles Clippers, taking a 3-2 lead in series

Last night marked the fifth game between the Utah Jazz and the Los Angeles Clippers.   This series would contain back and forth wins and a few injuries on each side.  Game 1 would a victory for the Jazz, however, as they escape with a 97-95 win.  Joe Johnson finished with twenty-one points, three rebounds and three assists.  Blake Griffin would score twenty-six points, pull down seven rebounds and dish off three assists.  The Los Angeles team would bounce back in Game 2 as they pull away with a 99 to 91 victory.  In that game, Blake Griffin would score twenty-four points, pull down five rebounds and dish off two assists.  Gordon Hayward finished with twenty points, six rebounds and two assists.  The Clippers would go to win Game 3, as well, handing the Jazz a 111-106 loss.  Chris Paul ended up with thirty-four points, six rebounds and ten assists.  Gordon Hayward would put up forty points, nine rebounds and four assists.  The Utah Jazz would come back to win the last game, pulling away with a 105 to 98 win.  In that game, Joe Johnson scored twenty-eight points, pulled down five rebounds and dished off five assists.  Chris Paul finished with twenty-seven points, nine rebounds and twelve assists.  Each team looked to take a 3-2 lead in series last night as they faced off in California.

The game would start off right for the home team as Paul Pierce comes off the Los Angeles bench to drop six points, all coming from beyond the arc.  DeAndre Jordan would contribute with five points, along with six rebounds.  On the other end of the court, Gordon Hayward would go off for eleven points, collecting three of those from behind the three-point line but it was the Clippers who end the first period with a 21 to 19 lead.  Things would start to look better for the visiting team in the second quarter as Rodney Hood would come off the bench to drop seven points, which would include one three-pointer.  The first-round pick in the 2013 draft, Rudy Gobert, would shoot a perfect one-hundred percent from the field but would only earn himself five points.  As for the Los Angeles Clippers, J.J. Redick would shoot sixty-seven percent from the field as he collects six points.  Chris Paul would chalk up five points which would hold one three-pointer but it was the Utah team that went into halftime with a 46-43 lead.

Former Spurs player, Boris Diaw, would come out of the locker room to put up five points which would contain one three-pointer.  Bench player Joe Johnson would also collect five points, three coming from behind the arc.  Gordon Hayward would play the entire quarter only to be held to a total of four points.  As for the home team, nine-time All-Star Chris Paul would collect four points and two rebounds.  J.J. Redick would knock down one three-pointer but it was the Jazz who went into the last quarter with a 64 to 58 advantage.  The Clippers would come back as Chris Paul lights the floor up with fifteen points, nine coming from beyond the arc.  Redick would shoot seventy-five percent from the field, earning himself fourteen points which would hold one three-pointer.  The Jazz would close things out, though, as Hayward drops nine points which would include one three-pointer.  Hood would also earn nine points, all coming from behind the three-point line as Utah Jazz pull away with a 96-92 win over the Los Angeles Clippers, taking a 3-2 lead in the series.  Gordon Hayward would finish with twenty-seven points, eight rebounds and four assists.  Chris Paul would settle for twenty-eight points, four rebounds and nine assists.

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.