Utah's Rudy Gobert has hyperextended left knee, bone bruise

In fact, he used his momentum to get to half court; hoping that the Clippers get the ball back so he could have a uncontested dunk. After the game, Miles sat at his locker in full uniform for 30 minutes before Larry Bird, the team's president of basketball operations, came in and patted him on the shoulder.

We still don't know more officially than we knew after the Jazz took the MRI last night on the knee injury Rudy Gobert suffered 11 seconds into the game Saturday.

George scored 29 points and Lance Stephenson had 16 for the seventh-seeded Pacers, who will try to even the series Monday. Blake Griffin was the top guy in scoring for Los Angeles as he exploded for 26 points. Doc Rivers called an excellent out-of-bounds play in which Chris Paul received a dribble handoff that was followed by a pick and roll with DeAndre Jordan, who helped free Paul for the tying layup with 13 seconds left on the clock.

The Jazz didn't call a timeout.

Mbah a Moute spent more time on Johnson after halftime, opening things up for Hayward to drop 10 of his 19 points in the third quarter. "But no, sometimes you have to put in the time and you have to go through some trials and tribulations before you get to where you want". He's a fun player to watch, and Clippers-Jazz has a chance to be one of the most dramatic matchups of the first round.

The teams tied with identical 51-31 records in the regular season.

Of course, "iso" Joe Johnson went vintage and closed out the Clippers to steal Game 1. They never let him come off and get his rhythm.

Utah withstood Paul's offensive outburst in the fourth after the Jazz led by eight on Hill's 3-pointer.

This year's NBA Playoffs began Saturday, unfortunately, the Los Angeles Clippers found themselves on the losing side.

"But still we have to be better".

Obviously, the health of the players is most important in any playoff series.

At first it looked like one of those freak non-contact injuries that typically result in an MCL or ACL sprain, but replays showed Gobert bumped knees with Luc Mbah a Moute.

"We felt a little bit stunned out there", Diaw said, "but then we regrouped and got back on the horse". Utah Jazz center, Rudy Gobert, got injured early on in the game, thus making getting into the paint that much easier for the Clippers. Jordan only had 10 points but he gathered 15 boards.

  • Leroy Wright