2017 ScheduleAll times ET

2017 Schedule
51-31, 1st in Northwest
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Clippers stave off elimination (1:41)
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Johnson misses potential game-tying shot (0:26)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Clippers survived to force a Game 7 despite nearly collapsing in crunch time. A 10-point lead with 1:29 remaining was sliced to three, and Jazz clutch star Joe Johnson had a chance to tie it with a 3-pointer with seconds remaining but missed. Chris Paul and Co. live to play another game. "It wouldn't be us if it wasn't dramatic," Paul said on ESPN after a pair of late turnovers almost spoiled his 29-point, 8-assist performance. The big question: How healthy will Jazz center Rudy Gobert be after hurting his ankle late in the third quarter?

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Ballmer amped up after Rivers' 3-pointer (0:27)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Jazz center Rudy Gobert was clearly hobbled after twisting his left ankle late in the third quarter. His health will be a major issue with a quick turnaround with the series looking like it's headed back to Los Angeles for Game 7.

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Jordan throws down huge putback dunk (0:17)
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Crawford feeds Jordan for dunk (0:22)
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Rivers upset with team after Hayward bucket (0:18)
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CP3 tries to sneak in layup, Gobert says no way (0:26)
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Favors' bounce pass leads to Hayward dunk (0:17)
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Hayward cruises to basket for two-handed flush (0:27)

ESPN Stats and Information  

The Jazz will advance to the Western Conference semifinals if they beat the Clippers on Friday. Los Angeles won three times in four games against Utah in the regular season.

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1dJ.A. Adande

'Iso Joe' is no joke in these NBA playoffs

If you didn't realize how good 35-year-old Joe Johnson can be -- or that he was on the Utah Jazz roster -- you've been schooled.

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With Gobert back, Jazz dominating Clips in paint

Jazz center Rudy Gobert's return to the lineup has helped Utah win the rebound battle against Los Angeles and outscore the Clippers in the paint during their first-round playoff series.

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Chris Paul gets testy with reporter (0:29)
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Hayward powers Jazz to key Game 5 win (1:37)

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Chris Paul: "It's no secret that our backs are against the wall now."

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Doc Rivers: "This team is not going to quit. You could see it in the locker room."

Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jazz beat Clippers 96-92 to take 3-2 series lead. The ViewFromVegas is Utah did it as a 3-point road underdog and +135 on the money line. The game also stayed under the betting total of 195.5. Underdogs went 2-1 ATS tonight, but favorites still lead 18-16-1 ATS (52.9 percent) in the NBA playoffs. Unders went 2-1 tonight, but overs still lead 20-15-1 (57.1 percent).

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Jazz 96, Clippers 92 (final): The series returns to Utah with the Clippers on the brink of elimination. Joe Johnson continued his clutch dominance. Gordon Hayward (27 points) bounced back strong after exiting Game 4 early due to food poisoning. Rudy Gobert (11 rebounds, 5 steals, 2 blocks) anchored a smothering defensive outing. And Chris Paul (28 points, 9 assists) couldn't do enough to carry the Clippers to a win without Blake Griffin.

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Hayward flies to the rim for buzzer beating dunk (0:24)

Team Stats

Points Per Game100.728th
Rebounds Per Game43.219th
Assists Per Game20.128th
Points Allowed96.81st

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2016-175131.622
2015-164042.488
2014-153844.463
2013-142557.305
2012-134339.524