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.)
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