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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).

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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.