Jazz flatten Clippers 104-91, win 1st-round series 4-3

NOTES: The Jazz are 3-2 all-time in Game 7 matchups, while the Clippers are 3-4.

Joe Johnson (Little Rock Central, Arkansas Razorbacks) continued his playoff surge for the Jazz.

Clippers centre DeAndre Jordan scored 24 points and had 17 rebounds while Paul had 13 points and nine assists.

Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward, top, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul defends during the first half in Game 7 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Sunday, April 30, 2017, in Los Angeles. He most likely will also coach beyond Game 1 as well. This time, they didn't have Griffin again after he was lost in Game 3 with a big-toe injury.

"We just said we're going to keep this thing going for him".

"We made it hard for Chris Paul to get in the lane, get his little pull-up jump shot, too, and guys on the weak side were rotating, making them make the extra pass and make some other guys try to create for them".

"For us, the pace with which we play has not been deliberate", Snyder said. "Guys on the weak side were rotated, making them make the extra pass and make some other guys try to create for them". When Raul Neto struggled offensively, Shelvin Mack came in and played some point guard minutes. Game 2 between Golden State and Utah is Thursday at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., before the series shifts to Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City for Games 3 and 4 on Saturday and May 8.

Rudy Gobert sat most of the game because of foul trouble. The trio helped steady the team during the regular season when the lineup was ravaged by injuries to Hayward, Hood, Favors and even Hill. Can they get in a game? He just finished up a series where he averaged 23.7 points, 7.3 rebounds, and three assists in 36 minutes a night.

"Our bigs were up on pick-and-rolls", said Hayward, who scored 19 points in the second half. It was the only time Golden State has been held below 100 points since March 11, and the result was the Warriors' lone loss in their past 20 games. J.J. Redick didn't hit his first three-pointer until the game's final 3½ minutes, drawing the Clippers within eight.

Led by their own MVP candidate in Kawhi Leonard and a resurgent Tony Parker, the Spurs will have to match Houston's offensive output if they can't contain the Rockets when the series tips off Monday night in San Antonio.

In other words, it was pretty much worst-case scenario for the Jazz and Gobert, except for that they have a very, very good backup center in Derrick Favors.

Paul Pierce gets a handshake from Alan Anderson, left, and a pat on the back from Wesley Johnson near the end of his final game Sunday. The Warriors resale marketplace offers a safe and convenient way for fans to access all levels of tickets throughout the regular season and playoffs.

The core nucleus of the Los Angeles Clippers have been together for a while now, as they have made the postseason in six straight seasons, with the last four coming under current head coach Doc Rivers. As the clock winded down, the Clippers forced a last second shot by Diaw who naturally drained the three-pointer and a foul was called on Paul Pierce on the shot.

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