2017 ScheduleAll times ET

2017 Schedule
44-30, 2nd in Pacific
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10hTim MacMahon

Gobert: Some Jazz players 'don't compete'

Rudy Gobert questioned some of his Jazz teammates' level of competitiveness, saying the team needs to be "making 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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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.

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.

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)

ESPN Stats and Information  

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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Desus and Mero do the not top plays (2:01)
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Was it fair to eject Barea for shoving Griffin? (2:11)
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2dTim MacMahon

Mavs' Barea laughs off ejection following push

J.J. Barea was ejected after pushing Clippers big-man Blake Griffin, leaving the Mavericks confused over why the scuffle constituted a flagrant foul against the diminutive point guard.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Rick Carlisle on J.J. Barea's flagrant 2: "Watching [Blake] Griffin's cat-ate-the-canary smile tells you the story of that play. That's all you have to look at."

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Dirk Nowitzki said the flagrant 2 ruling against J.J. Barea was "just weak. ... It's tough to tell these days in this league what's a flagrant 1, what's a tech. I'm lost, and I think so are the refs."

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Referee Bill Spooner on J.J. Barea's flagrant 2 foul committed against Blake Griffin:

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Barea ejected as Mavs edge Clippers (1:36)
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Barnes comes up big on offense, then defense in win (0:36)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavs 97, Clippers 95 (final). J.J. Redick jumper at the buzzer was long. Seth Curry (23 points, 4 assists) starred as Dallas' starting PG.

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Harris schools Crawford with spin, sets up Noel alley-oop (0:19)

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Class of 1998 Reunion: No. 9 overall pick Dirk Nowitzki and No. 10 Paul Pierce have been guarding each other for a stretch of this tight second half in Dallas ...

Team Stats

Points Per Game108.07th
Rebounds Per Game43.122nd
Assists Per Game22.415th
Points Allowed104.513th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2016-174430.595
2015-165329.646
2014-155626.683
2013-145725.695
2012-135626.683