Joe Johnson's Buzzer Beater lifts Utah over struggling Clippers

  • Joe Johnson's Buzzer Beater lifts Utah over struggling Clippers

Joe Johnson's Buzzer Beater lifts Utah over struggling Clippers

"We have the rule, no fourth-quarter techs, and he got one", Rivers said.

"We have to act like we haven't accomplished anything", Jazz guard George Hill said. The Raptors have lost the opening game in eight consecutive playoff series. 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. His status for Game 2 Wednesday AEDT is unclear. Maybe that's why the team actually serves PB&J sandwiches in the pressroom - a reminder how much they mean to the franchise.

The Clippers won't make the same mistake again, with most expecting an aggressive rebuttal when Game 2 tips off.

"I don't think we're ready to say today, tomorrow, a week, two weeks", Jazz coach Quin Snyder told reporters.

"We talked about it in preparation, about going in and trying to steal a game on the road, and so that's why I think it was a big win for us", Hayward said. "At the same time, it's a long series, and we have to be resilient and continue to believe in that". We've been up 3-1 and lost a series [to Houston]. If the Clippers lose in the first round its easy to envision them orchestrating a major shakeup in the offseason.

"Honestly, as I know and you know, it still starts all over, whether you're playing well or not".

The Clippers remain confident. 97-95 to take a 1-0 series lead and nullify the Clippers' home court advantage.

"It's the playoffs", Redick said. Like, it's the playoffs. It was enough to make you puke. "There's no grieving going on". Gobert's secondary action off his screen went awry after he banged knees with Clippers forward, Luc Mbah a Moute.

"This is the match up they wanted Jamal Crawford on Joe Johnson." is what Doug Collins said after Johnson hit a game winning runner to take the first game match up between the Jazz and Clippers. However, Utah's ingrained ability to roll with the punches proved to be the pivotal factor in Game 1, an attribute that was tested on the first play of the series.

Ironically, Gobert had only missed one game all season, and injured his knee at the exact moment the rest of the Jazz players were finally (mostly) healthy.

"Not just necessarily to Gobert, but tendencies, plays running with his strength and his tendencies in mind", Griffin said. It's like sometimes when that happens, it shakes up your game plan a little bit.

"That is like the dumbest thing I've ever heard". Obviously, we have the best record but we're not defending a championship.