The Jazz won three of their four games on the Clippers' home court.
De Andre Jordan had 24 points and 17 boards to lead the Clippers.
Why that Thunder contingent didn’t win a championship is fodder for heated argument, but their success makes them a natural template to rate the current roster against.
Assuming everything goes as planned, let’s place these two Thunder iterations head-to-head and decide which team is better?
George Hill and Derrick Favors contributed 17 points apiece as the Jazz advanced to the second round, where they will meet the Golden State Warriors.
Game One is Tuesday at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California.
Jamal Crawford added 20 points and Chris Paul scored 13 points and handed out nine assists.
The Jazz used a third-quarter spurt to grab a double-digit lead and retained it for almost the rest of the contest.
Rivers turned the ball over again on the Clippers’ next possesion, but Golden State gave it right back. I was disappointed in our preparation on both sides.
An early six-point deficit is hardly insurmountable, but the opening blitz set the tone for a game in which the Warriors — once again — imposed their will on the Clippers, strengthening their psychological edge over them. Obviously I could have done something better too.”2.
2015-16 Russell Westbrook Kevin Durant Serge Ibaka Andre Roberson Steven Adams 2017-18 Russell Westbrook Paul George Patrick Patterson Andre Roberson*Steven Adams (*this spot may go to Alex Abrines, but Robes is likely to be named starter to place him on the opponents’ best shooter from the opening tip) - First the obvious, Russ is two years older.