Update: Game One Recap and Western Conference Semifinals Schedule

The Utah Jazz came back to beat the Los Angeles Clippers in a thrilling game one showdown
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Rudy Gobert (27) blocks Marcus Morris (8) to seal the win for the Utah Jazz

Rudy Gobert (27) blocks Marcus Morris (8) to seal the win for the Utah Jazz

Game One Recap:

The Utah Jazz didn't start game one the way they wanted to, falling behind 18-25 in the first quarter and shooting 5/22 from the floor. Things seemed to heat up in the third quarter with the Jazz outscoring the Clippers 32-19 and taking their first lead since the early minutes of the game. The Jazz and Clippers exchanged daggers, before finishing the quarter tied up at 79. 

With 10:23 left in the fourth quarter, Bojan Bogdanovic hit a three-pointer to give the Jazz an 85-84 lead. Utah never looked back. They extended their lead and answered every push that the Clippers made. 

With 38-seconds left in regulation, Paul George drained a three-pointer to cut the Jazz lead to three. The Jazz brought the ball down the court, and Donovan Mitchell missed a jump shot on the other end to give the Clippers a chance to tie the game with 15-seconds left. The clock wound down as the ball found the hands of Marcus Morris with 4 seconds remaining. Morris' last second three-point attempt was blocked by the outstretched arm of defensive juggernaut, Rudy Gobert.

Utah finished off game one with a 112-109 victory over the Clippers. Mitchell led the way with 45-points, Gobert had 12-rebounds and 2-blocks, and Joe Ingles led the team with 7-assists.

Here's the updated playoff schedule:

(Game 1) Tuesday June 8, 2021 at 8:00pm MST: Los Angeles Clippers @ Utah Jazz (TNT)                                 Jazz Won 112-109

(Game 2) Thursday June 10, 2021 at 8:00pm MST: Los Angeles Clippers @ Utah Jazz (ESPN)

(Game 3) Saturday June 12, 2021 at 6:30pm MST: Utah Jazz @ Los Angeles Clippers (ABC)

(Game 4) Monday June 14, 2021 at TBD: Utah Jazz @ Los Angeles Clippers (TNT)

(Game 5) Wednesday June 16, 2021 at TBD: Los Angeles Clippers @ Utah Jazz (TNT)

(Game 6) Friday June 18, 2021 at TBD: Utah Jazz @ Los Angeles Clippers (ESPN)

(Game 7) Sunday June 20, 2021 at TBD: Los Angeles Clippers @ Utah Jazz (N.A.)

Royce O'Neale (23) flexes in celebration against the Los Angeles Clippers

Royce O'Neale (23) flexes in celebration against the Los Angeles Clippers

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