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4mTim MacMahon

Gobert: Some Jazz players 'don't compete'

Rudy Gobert questioned some of his Jazz teammates' level of competitiveness, saying the team needs to "make winning plays before thinking about how many points we're going to score."

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Crawford comes up huge off bench in Clippers' win (0:59)
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2hBrett Okamoto

'Cyborg' calls for UFC title fight on July 29

In a video statement on Friday, Cris "Cyborg" Justino publicly challenged current UFC 145-pound featherweight champion Germaine de Randamie to a five-round title fight on July 29 in Anaheim.

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Crawford shows off moves with a lay-in (0:15)

Lawrence Murray ESPN.com 

Clippers clinched a playoff spot for the 6th consecutive season with a win over Jazz today - they made playoffs 7 times in first 41 seasons in franchise history. They have also beaten Utah 18 out of last 20 meetings, including 3 out of 4 times this season.

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Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Clippers 108, Jazz 95 (final). The Clippers close to within a half game in the fight for the West's 4 seed. Jazz's bigger concern: Gordon Hayward's knee injury that caused the All-Star to exit the game midway through the fourth quarter.

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Andrew Han ESPN Writer 

Since DeAndre Jordan picked up his fourth foul with 4:41 left in the third quarter, the Jazz squashed the Clippers' 11-point lead. Rudy Gobert with 7 points and an offensive rebound over that period.

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Gobert puts a stop to Jordan's layup attempt (0:16)
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Speights dominates with driving dunk (0:18)

Lawrence Murray ESPN.com 

Clippers are up 49-41 at half vs. Jazz. Their lead was as large as 16 points, but Blake Griffin (1/6 FGs) and Chris Paul (0/4 FGs) really struggled in 2nd quarter

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Turnover ends with a Mbah a Moute slam (0:19)
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5hJeff Goodman

LaVar Ball 'glad' Alford is staying at UCLA

LaVar Ball, who stayed in California to tend to his ailing wife instead of going to Memphis for the Sweet 16, told ESPN he feels "good" about Steve Alford remaining the coach at UCLA.

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If the LA Clippers beat the Utah Jazz or the Portland Trail Blazers lose on Saturday, the Clippers will clinch a Western Conference playoff spot. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)

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Lakers top Wolves in OT (1:42)
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Alford emphatic saying he'll stay with UCLA (1:35)