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Sport NBA Playoffs 2021: Donovan Mitchell drops 37, Jazz nail franchise record 20 3-pointers to outlast Clippers in Game 2 win

09:55  11 june  2021
09:55  11 june  2021 Source:   sportingnews.com

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- Donovan Mitchell , Jazz try to go up 2 -0 at home vs. Clippers . In the aftermath of the Utah's exciting Game 1 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night, Jazz coach Quin Snyder let everybody in on a little secret. Mitchell ended up tying Karl Malone, who was in attendance, for the most 40-point games in Jazz playoff history at four. Mitchell scored the first 10 points of the second half for the Jazz , and continued to hit key 3 - pointer after key driving layup after key free throw to boost a Utah team that was playing without All-Star point guard Mike Conley (strained right hamstring).

The Jazz got off to a slow start, including 20 straight misses early in the first quarter but they rebounded from that to clinch Game 1 on the final possession, 112-109. Donovan Mitchell , who was receiving counsel from the franchise 's minority owner Dwyane Wade on the sidelines, led the comeback by scoring 32 of his The duo were two of four Clippers in double figures with Luke Kennard scoring 18 and Ivica Zubac adding 11 points, six rebounds, three assists, and three blocks. Mitchell sparks comeback in 3 rd. Mitchell came out of the locker room at intermission like the first half didn't happen.

The Clippers fought hard in the second half, taking their lone lead of the game with about six minutes left in the game but the Jazz outlasted them and won Game 2 117-111 to take a 2-0 series lead.

Donovan Mitchell, coming off a 45-piece in Game 1, scored 37, 27 of which came in a red-hot first half. He was one of five Jazz players to finish in double figures.

On the other hand, the Clippers only had three in Kawhi Leonard (21), Paul George (27) and Reggie Jackson (29). Here's a quick look at the takeaways:

Clippers battle back after Mitchell spark

Barring the one lead change, the Jazz led for most of this one. At one point, they led by as many as 21 after Mitchell sparked a big run.

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Over an approximate five-minute stretch (last two minutes of the first half + first three of the second half), the 24-year-old sparked a 21-5 run. He scored eight and was responsible for 13 points on that run as Utah went from leading 54-50 to 76-55.

Although the momentum would have dictated this to be a blowout, the Clippers fought back.

Powered by Reggie Jackson's 16 points in the third quarter, the visitors pulled off a 31-17 the rest of the period to make it a seven-point game heading into the final frame.

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The Jazz led the NBA in both 3 - pointers attempted and made and did not deviate from their game plan, knocking down 17-of-50 from behind the arc in beating Los Angeles for the seventh straight time at home. Mitchell hit six 3 - pointers and was matched by Jordan Clarkson , who finished 6 of 14 from deep en route to scoring 18 points off the bench. Forward Bojan Bogdanovic also scored 18 points while burying three 3 - pointers for the third game in a row. How to make Clippers vs. Jazz picks. SportsLine's model is leaning under on the total, projecting 218 combined points. The model also says

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The Clippers then went on a 15-6 run to start the fourth quarter to take their first and only lead of the game, however, their comeback was futile as Jazz seized the control back with a 14-2 run.

Jazz play to strengths

The Jazz have blitzed teams with balanced offence and efficient volume shooting. Without their starting point guard Mike Conley Jr. in the lineup, Utah did just that and thus, were able to take care of business in Game 2.

Jordan Clarkson, yet again, was the spark off the bench as he finished with 24 points on 9-of-13 shooting from the field in 18 minutes of play.

Joe Ingles and Bojan Bogdanovic combined for 35 on 12-of-18 shooting while Rudy Gobert pulled down a playoff career-high 20 rebounds to go along with his 13 points, three blocks and two steals.

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Donovan Mitchell was superb for Utah as the All-Star guard finished the win with a game -high 45 points to go along with five assists and three rebounds. Kawhi Leonard led the way for the Clippers with 23 points but he failed to get the type of support that Los Angeles would have hoped for out of Paul George as he finished with 20 points while shooting just 4-for-17 from the field. Milton provides much-needed spark for 76ers in Game 2 . Michael Kaskey-Blomain • 3 min read. Clippers - Jazz playoff preview: Three things to know.

• The Hawks made a franchise playoff record 20 3 - pointers in Game 1, with none bigger than Bogdan Bogdanovic’s clutch triple with 41 seconds remaining to push the Hawks’ lead back to six points and quell a furious fourth-quarter rally by the home team. • The Clippers have a quick turnaround from an emotional Game 7 win over Dallas on Sunday to Game 1 against Utah on Tuesday. Meanwhile, the Jazz have not played in a week as they closed out the Grizzlies in five games on June 2 . LA went 3-0 against Dallas on one day of rest in the first round and 27-19 during the regular season.

Regarding the 3-point shooting, the Jazz outscored the Clippers by 27 from beyond the arc as they knocked down a playoff franchise-record 20 with Mitchell and Clarkson combining for 12 of those.

Since their Game 1 loss against the Memphis Grizzlies, this is the sixth straight game that the Jazz have knocked down at least 17 3-pointers.

Quiet game of struggles for Clippers stars

The Clippers seem to have found a consistent reliable third scorer in these playoffs in Reggie Jackson, who finished this game with a team-high 29 points, 16 of which came in the third quarter.

However, the team for the second straight game didn't get as much as expected from their superstars in Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. Leonard finished with 21 points on 8-of-17 (47.1 percent) shooting from the field, which is way off his 2021 playoff average of 31.0 points on 59.5 percent efficiency.

Meanwhile, Paul George scored 27 but went 8-of-18 from the field and had a game-worse plus-minus of -12. The duo combined for seven of the team's 11 turnovers,

In Game 1, Mitchell outscored the duo 45-43 and in this one, he nearly repeated that feat by scoring 34 while the Clippers duo finished with 40.

What next?

The Jazz took care of business, sweeping both games in Salt Lake City but now the series shifts to Los Angeles with Game 3 scheduled for June 12, Saturday at 8:30 p.m. ET.

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NBA Playoffs 2021: LA Clippers dominate Game 4, tie series at 2-2 with a comfortable 14-point victory .
Behind a 30-13 first quarter, the Clippers led Game 4 by as many as 29 before eventually winning it 118-104 and tying up the series at two games apiece.They had to withstand 37 points from Donovan Mitchell and did so behind 31 points apiece from their superstar duo of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. Marcus Morris Sr. was the other double-digit scorer for them with 24 — 22 of which came in the first half.

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