Jazz storm in the Staples Center and take Game 7 from Clippers
Trying to avoid yet another early round exit, Doc Rivers and the Los Angeles Clippers are left with yet another disappointing season, and the numerous questions surrounding them with free agency looming is only beginning. Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and J.J. Reddick are among some of the big names on the team that we are unsure of what team we’ll see them on next year, but it’s safe to say that this is out of the players hands and is a huge front office problem. This is now the fifth straight post-season loss in which the Clippers have blown a lead each time.
Coming into Game 7 Chris Paul literally had to do it all on his own if the Clippers had any real chance of advancing. They led for as long as 34 seconds, and for the Jazz no matter who they had on the floor LA couldn’t adjust. Chris Paul finished with a lousy 13 points, but it was hard to get going with the Jazz trapping him with two defenders. Austin Rivers couldn’t come through for his team, and the big man (DeAndre Jordan) looked uncomfortable when it came to trying to create something, Despite that DeAndre Jordan put on a show scoring 24 leading all scorers for LA behind Jamal Crawford’s 20.
It appeared that the Jazz had let this series slip away by failing to close this out at home in Game 6, but they shook off that loss with six players in double figures lead by Gordon Hayward’s 26. Rudy Gobert saw some action as well, but was benched early on with two early fouls. Derrick Favors played well for the defensive player of the year candidate, and to Quin Snyder he said that that’s pretty much been their philosophy for the year, to be ready for any situation. This Jazz team doesn’t have any playoff experience together, but they are clicking at the right time.
Next up… a heavyweight in the West in the Golden State Warriors. Utah is definitely going to have their hand so full here, and more than likely they won’t advance, but don’t think they’re just going to lay down for the Warriors I expect a long series and for this Jazz team to test the favorite Warriors in round 2.https://www.myfantasysportstalk.com/jazz-storm-in-the-staples-center-and-take-game-7-from-clippers/https://i0.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Los-Angeles-Clippers-beat-Utah-Jazz-to-force-Game-7.jpg?fit=500%2C415&ssl=1https://i0.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Los-Angeles-Clippers-beat-Utah-Jazz-to-force-Game-7.jpg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1BasketballBasketball RankingsGolden State WarriorsLA ClippersNBAUtah Jazzjazz,LA Clippers,NBA,Utah JazzTrying to avoid yet another early round exit, Doc Rivers and the Los Angeles Clippers are left with yet another disappointing season, and the numerous questions surrounding them with free agency looming is only beginning. Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and J.J. Reddick are among some of the big names...Orlando TorresOrlando Torreslando17800@yahoo.comContributorHello everybody my name is Orlando, my friends call me Lando for short. I love all kinds of sports and fantasy sports as well. I grew up watching the Spurs and Cowboys since I was a kid, so those are my teams. I love writing, video games, spending time with my son along with acting and films. Movie buff. Follow me on Twitter @itslandoyoMyFantasySportsTalk