Clippers beat Jazz 143-137 in OT to stop 3-game skid

first_imgThe Clippers snapped a three-game skid to end the regular season, although the losses had already dropped them from the sixth seed to No. 8. Lawler, who turns 81 on April 21, plans to end his 60-year broadcasting career whenever the Clippers are eliminated from the playoffs. He’s handled their games for 40 years. The Clippers shot 71 percent in the first quarter when they led by 17. The Jazz earned the fifth seed and they’ll play No. 4 Houston in the first round. “When you get an opportunity to play postseason basketball you’re excited, but we’re even more excited because they knocked us out of the playoffs last year,” said Georges Niang, who added 24 points. “It’s a whole new season,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “Time to get going.” Jazz: Meet Houston in first round of Western Conference playoffs. The Warriors won the season series 3-1, with the Clippers’ lone victory coming in overtime at home on Nov. 12 with some players who are no longer on the team. They even obliged his trademark Lawler’s Law, which states the first team to 100 points wins. Against the Jazz, the Clippers had seven players in double figures. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOS ANGELES (AP) — The Clippers won 48 games and made the playoffs without any current or former All-Stars on the roster. Written by LAWLER’S NIGHT Associated Press April 11, 2019 /Sports News – Local Clippers beat Jazz 143-137 in OT to stop 3-game skid The Clippers dominated overtime, 17-8. Zubac had back-to-back dunks and rookie Jerome Robinson scored six of his seven points. Ralph Lawler called his 3,229th and last regular season game for the Clippers.center_img His free throws put Utah ahead 126-124, but the Jazz fouled Sindarius Thornwell, who made both to tie it up and force overtime. “It feels good to get out there and play, and have some success scoring and to feel good about my game and how I’m playing,” Allen said. “It’s something I can look back on a little bit later and see how I improved from the beginning of the year.” UP NEXT Rivers joked, “If we could take (Stephen) Curry, (Kevin) Durant and (Klay) Thompson away that would be terrific.” Clippers: Meet defending champion Golden State in first round. Their reward? Getting the defending champion Golden State Warriors in the first round. The Jazz outscored the Clippers 29-24 in the fourth after Los Angeles led by nine. Allen had 14 points in the quarter. “We got a battle ahead of us and it’s about locking in,” said Montrezl Harrell, who scored 24 points to lead seven players in double figures in a 143-137 overtime win over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night. “We can’t be in awe.” Jazz: F-C Derrick Favors (back spasms) missed his fifth straight game. … C Rudy Gobert (left ankle soreness), G Kyle Korver (right knee soreness), G Donovan Mitchell (thoracic spasm), G Ricky Rubio (left quad contusion) and G Raul Neto (left ankle soreness) sat out. … They have won eight of 10. … They lost the second game of their final back-to-back. “The pressure is on them, of course,” Beverley said of Golden State. “Understanding we have to do everything the right way to beat this team.” Ivica Zubac added 22 points and 11 rebounds and Patrick Beverley had 14 points in his return from injury. Tags: Los Angeles Clippers/NBA/Utah Jazz TIP-INS Grayson Allen led Utah with a career-high 40 points. The rookie made 13 of 14 free throws and five 3-pointers, but was limited to four points in overtime. Clippers: Beverley returned after missing the last three games with a right hip pointer. … They lost the season series 2-1.last_img read more