Western Conference NBA Playoffs Preview - LA Clippers vs Utah Jazz
The top-seeded Warriors have beaten the Clippers in 10 straight regular-season games. In doing so, they locked down the fourth seed in the Western Conference playoffs, giving them home-court advantage in their opening-round series against the Utah Jazz.
J.J. Redick also scored 18 points, while Chris Paul added 17 points, nine assists, five rebounds and two steals for the Clippers, who shot 51.8 percent (43-of-83) and outrebounded the Kings 43-37.
The Clippers and Utah Jazz will meet in the first round starting Saturday.
The Jazz, who defeated the Spurs on Wednesday, 101-97, finished with an identical record to the Clippers.
"When you have as many injuries as we did, the ups and downs of the season, the length of the season, you go through a lot of adversity", Griffin said. The Jazz made them earn the four-seed, beating the Spurs in a close contest that wrapped up as the Clippers clung to a modest, six-point lead at the half. "We had a game in the first half".
The biggest question facing the Clippers is whether they can advance beyond the second round for the first time in franchise history. But the Clippers are tough to bet against in their current form and there's the fact this team knows this may be their last shot with many key guys being free agents in a few months. Gordon Hayward is averaging 21.9 points and 3.5 assists while George Hill is averaging 16.9 points and 3.5 rebounds.
For J.J. Redick, last season's first-round exit, brought on by season-ending injuries to Griffin and Chris Paul, was no different from his previous nine trips to the playoffs - none of which ended in with a title.
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Cauley-Stein led the Kings with 19 points and 14 rebounds.
"This really could be their year", Sacramento coach Dave Joerger said.
Without Gay being sidelined we may have never seen the growth of Willie Cauley-Stein or Skal Labissiere, but most importantly, the midseason trade. "But I think we're all fans of the game of basketball and have watched a lot of great teams and a lot of great players struggle to get to that point". He's always good for one or two head-scratchers per broadcast, but this personal divulgence has to be atop his most random of the season.
Paul and Griffin are in the final year of their contracts, which include player options for 2017-18.
Sacramento is closing out its 11th straight non-playoff season. The Utah Jazz have lost six of their last eight road games. The team went 15-26 on the road.
J.J. Joins an Elite Club - Redick made his 200th three-pointer of the season in the second quarter and finished the season with 201.
Once the game was well out of reach and following a video tribute for his final regular season game, the raucous Staples Center crowd started a Paul Pierce chant so infectious that even Doc couldn't help himself. The 39-year-old veteran is retiring at season's end, having spent just two seasons in his hometown of Los Angeles and the majority of his career in Boston.
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Apr 14 2017