Norman Powell totaled 30 factors and Reggie Jackson scored 27 to assist the host Los Angeles Clippers overcome the Utah Jazz 121-114 Monday evening.
Ivica Zubac contributed 14 factors and 14 rebounds for the Clippers, who gave up a 17-point lead after which erased a six-point, fourth-quarter deficit to win their third consecutive recreation.
Jordan Clarkson led the Jazz with 26 factors and Lauri Markkanen amassed 25 factors and 10 rebounds as Utah misplaced whereas taking part in its third recreation in 4 nights in opposition to one of many prime groups within the Western Convention.
The Jazz, who trailed by 10 at halftime, erased the Clippers’ lead and went forward 89-84 within the third because of a 19-4 surge.
This back-and-forth contest then took one other pendulum swing because the Clippers started chipping away at Utah’s lead. Los Angeles used an 18-6 push to rebuild a double-digit lead at 117-107.
Utah confirmed its resilience as soon as once more, scoring 5 in a row to tighten issues up within the ultimate minute. For a second, the scoreboard confirmed that the Jazz pulled inside three at 117-114, however the Clippers efficiently challenged a blocking foul on Amir Coffey.
As a substitute of getting an opportunity to chop the Clippers’ result in two, the Jazz misplaced possession and had two factors taken off the scoreboard after Horton-Tucker was charged with an offensive foul.
Utah was nonetheless inside hanging distance within the waning moments, however Malik Beasley missed a 3-pointer and Coffey then sealed the Clippers’ win with two free throws for a seven-point lead with 19.2 seconds left.
Each groups had been lacking key gamers.
Paul George, who scored 34 factors in a house loss to Utah two weeks in the past, was held out with a proper hamstring tendon pressure. The Jazz performed with out start line guard Mike Conley, who suffered a popliteus pressure in his left leg in Saturday’s win at Portland.
Kawhi Leonard performed for the third recreation in a row after getting back from his knee harm, ending with eight factors and 5 assists in a restricted 23 minutes. John Wall chipped in with 13 factors and eight assists but additionally dedicated eight turnovers.
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