Jazz C Gobert (knee) upgraded to questionable for Game 4
- Author: Julie Sanders May 06, 2017,
May 06, 2017, 20:18
The five-time All-Star forward will be re-evaluated upon the team's return from Salt Lake City to Los Angeles.
After averaging 25 points and 6 rebounds in the first two games of the series, Griffin scored 11 points on 5-of-9 shooting with 6 rebounds over 18 minutes in his abbreviated final outing for the Clippers.
Without Griffin in the lineup, the Clippers will have to make major adjustments to their offensive sets.
Though the Clippers previously survived without Griffin, this was a game in which they missed him.
Rivers' stat line of 12 points on 44.2 percent shooting from the field and 37.1 percent from deep along with 2.2 rebounds and 2.8 assists isn't exactly mind-blowing, but he is an underrated defender, a quick and solid finisher and brings a lot of edge to this Clippers team.
Game 5 is Tuesday night at 8:30 p.m.at the Staples Center.
"It's tough.as much as me and big fella have been together", Paul said. "Blake is such a dynamic player in that we go to him in the post and we cut and move off of him". He's our other assist guy.
"The framework of not having played at all - because of the hamstring, it's not like you can play basketball", the coach said.
The Clippers rallied for a 111-106 victory, with Paul scoring a season-high 34 points and the offense running through pick-and-roll between Paul and Jordan.
Minutes later, Exum drove hard at Jamal Crawford, drawing the fifth foul on the Clippers' veteran guard.
It doesn't seem to matter what kind of adversity the Jazz face, they always seem to rise to the challenge. Coming off the bench, Johnson notched a team-high 28 points to go along with his five rebounds and assists. "We want to come in and focus and, really, try to take their heart". "Every time that has happened, we've had players show in a very positive way who they are". They were great tonight.
However, the Jazz big night wouldn't again be without adversity. The Jazz were aided by the return of center Rudy Gobert as well, who played well in limited minutes.
Dealing with Gobert's absence hasn't been easy. "You go up 2-0, everyone says the series is over, right?" They were doubling Joe, and they left me wide open. At one point, Johnson scored 11 straight points to help the Jazz overcome what was a seven-point deficit in the fourth quarter.
Hayward struggled a bit down the stretch.
Snyder said the team didn't know the source of the food poisoning, and that he got sick on Saturday, between Games 3 and 4. Utah guard George Hill understands after missing 16 games with a big toe injury this season. "That's the way I look at it". He's capable of doing that. He recorded 17 points and six rebounds in the game. Utah Jazz won the game 114-108. This series is tied 2-2 going back to Los Angeles. Yes, it's a must-win situation for us. His dribble penetration has been huge for us this year and I don't even know if he can do that.