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Chris Paul is a maestro. In the game's first six minutes, Paul twice found soft spots for jumpers and twice found Jordan for lobs over the top. "I thought he kept his rhythm, he kept his patience, he kept his peace".

The Jazz held a seven point lead with four minutes to go, but the Clippers fought back and with 13 seconds left LA's All-Star point guard Chris Paul banked a floating jump shot to tie the game 95-95.

"I always use Utah as a great (example)".

Snyder said he didn't know when Gobert, who suffered a hyperextended left knee and bone bruise seconds into game one, would return.

"I think some of it is them. I just want to win", he said. Despite being what he called "a skinny little Aussie kid" upon his arrival with the Clippers, Ingles has morphed into one of the league's most efficient perimeter shooters, making 44.1 percent of his shots from behind the arc. The Utah Jazz are averaging 94 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 97 points on 48.5 percent shooting.

But seriously, the Jazz are thrilled to be playing at home in front of the home crowd in a playoff game for the first time since May 7 of 2012 when they take on the Los Angeles Clippers at 8 Vivint Arena.

Everything considered, Utah could count itself lucky to only trail by 11 after the first quarter. "We wanted to win the first game, but we didn't", Jordan said after the game. center DeAndre Jordan. Jordan had just 10 points, but was inexplicably shut down by Jazz power forward Derrick Favors.

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Johnson used his size to overpower Crawford and hit the game victor.

To start the third quarter the Jazz cut the Clippers' lead to three with a 10-2 run with a odd sequence of Boris Diaw playmaking, a steal, and sudden burst of offensive confidence until Chris Paul stepped in to stop the bleeding. Griffin entered the halftime intermission with 13 points, while Jordan had already claimed a double-double by the break with 14 points and 10 rebounds. "We just have to be smart about it and be aggressive right back". "They're a good team, but we for sure have to be better". Of course, Utah played without its star defender, Rudy Gobert, who is still nursing a knee injury sustained in Game 1, but good teams take advantage of another team's frailties.

The Jazz would cut the gap to three in the third before Paul took over with back-to-back baskets to spark a 15-3 run and bring the lead back up to 12, 70-58, late in the period. Hayward scored 20 points, albeit on 5-of-15 shooting and was team-worst -17 plus/minus for the game. "At the end of the day, it's going to be only 10 guys out on the floor, and you've just got to keep your composure and your trust".

The 203-centimetre-tall, 29-year-old from Adelaide has the nickname "Slow-Mo Joe", but Jazz management and rival National Basketball Association coaches love him, including Los Angeles Clippers' Doc Rivers. If not, the Clippers will have a much easier time getting things under control, and that starts with a game three victory.

Rivers said he knew the Clippers were giving up a future impact player.

"We're aware of it", Snyder said. This was due to the Clippers' bigs dominating the paint. Paul picked up a double-double by scoring 21 points and dishing out 10 assists.

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