Paul George had 27, six assists and ten rebounds on Thursday night, but the Los Angeles Clippers lost Game 2 to the Utah Jazz, 117-111.
The Clippers are now down 2-0 in the series.
After the game, George spoke to reporters.
"We're optimistic that we can get this under control," George said. "Go back home, and one game at a time and try to tie this series up."
The Jazz were 3-point favorites at home in Utah for Game 2 against the Clippers, according to FanDuel.
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