Clippers close gap on Jazz with home triumph

They have won 18 of 20 against the Jazz dating to February 1, 2012. The Utah Jazz have won four straight home games.

Jamal Crawford (28/2/3) led the Clippers in scoring off the bench and went an efficient 8-of-12 from the field in addition to a ideal 9-of-9 from the charity stripe. "We've just got to come out aggressive and ready to fight".

This was a team win, especially since Quin Snyder had to go deep into his bench because three rotation guys were out.

"It's something we've talked about", Snyder said. "And that is not a concern, we are playing well now". On the other hand, the Clippers know about starting games strongly.

Gobert should remember that moment because he was on the receiving end of the coach's plea. Blake's ideal situation has always been as a playmaking small ball five, and while the Clippers bench doesn't provide him with the array of shooters that would fully maximize Griffin in this role, they provide enough firepower to torch the Jazz's bench.

When big men first began to migrate to the perimeter a decade ago, they were often criticized for a lack of toughness.

"I think everybody needs to think about making plays for the team, making winning plays, before thinking about how many points we're going to score and stuff like that", Gobert said. It turned out to be a bad formula, along with allowing too many 3-pointers, that resulted in a 108-100 loss to the Jazz at the Vivint Smart Home Arena.

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The Jazz have dealt with health problems all year. All-Star Gordon Hayward scored 13 points in 31 minutes before leaving with a sore left knee.

In a recent nationally televised marquee Saturday night matchup between Golden State and San Antonio, the league's two best teams, the Warriors rested stars Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and, and didn't play because of a knee injury. Do not forget the Jazz also dropped two of three already to LA this year. A healthy Jazz are hard to beat, and that applies in the Playoffs. Ingles and Johnson buried back-to-back 3s to fuel a 10-0 run, which Gobert punctuated with a hammer dunk to give Utah a 78-65 lead.

"It could've been a little immaturish, but he learned from it", Jazz point guard George Hill said.

"Yeah", Rivers said, "it's going to be chippy - from this point on, with everybody". Granted, Pierce isn't playing as he was in his days as a Celtic, but the concept is there.

Ingles finished third among Jazz players with a 7.7 nERD in Monday's win, per numberFire Live.

With the young Jazz appearing poised to be a Western Conference playoff mainstay for the next several seasons, more late first-round draft picks will need to emulate Gobert's growth for the Jazz to become a true championship contender. "A lot of times you got to have more belief in them so they can have that belief, and I think that's important". Stephen Curry (24.8 points) and Klay Thompson (22.2 points) have remained as a dynamic scoring duo, while the likes of Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala and more have stepped up to keep the Warriors ticking as the best team in the National Basketball Association.


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