Utah’s Gobert leaves game after getting hurt on 1st play

April 17 06:46 2017

The “Clippers Curse”, in the playoffs continues to haunt Los Angeles after one game.

“We’re not sure what the situation is with Rudy yet”, he said.

You can see in the video that Griffin makes no attempt to get back into the play. That’s the kind of optimistic quote that will send Jazz fans’ spirits soaring.

“I think we felt and knew that a lot of people probably were counting us out when [Gobert] went down”, said Johnson, who scored a team-high 21 points. “Any time anyone invests so much and cares so much about something, there’s a devastating feeling”.

“In those moments of the game, guys are not going to help”, said Johnson of his clutch performances over the last decade.

The Jazz now have the 1-game advantage over the Clippers heading into Game 2 on Tuesday in Los Angeles. Unfortunately for them, as good as the trifecta of Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, and DeAndre Jordan have been, they have seemingly reached their ceiling. Gobert usually gobbles up most of the defensive rebounds.

But by Sunday, they were sounding like they were getting over a 97-95, last-second loss to the Jazz.

How might have that taken a toll come playoff time? He got the ball all 10 times.

Hayward ended the game with 19 points, 10 rebounds and three assists followed by George Hill with 16 points, four rebounds and two assists. That’s why Lillard showed love on Saturday night, and that’s why his young Jazz teammates are blessed to have him.

Griffin finished with six turnovers, overshadowing the strong start to the game he had offensively. Redick was engulfed by Joe Ingles’ defense, scoring just 7 points and committing 4 early turnovers. FILE – In this March 23, 2017, file photo, Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic, left, drives past New York Knicks center Kyle O’Quinn during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore. This block is great. If Derrick Favors returns and is effective after battling knee issues, then the matchup might even evoke some memories of the good ol’ 90’s. He is a huge piece the Jazz simply can’t do without.

“To guard him takes a lot out of you”. It’s the playoffs, you’re not going to go 16-0, you move to the next game, you make your adjustments, you try to win the next one. “We have to match his intensity”.

The Jazz were dealt a blow before either team had settled into the game. “We just wanted to get it and go and let this man go to work”. We were exhausted at half.

What did Snyder point out in the film study? “So I told them to give it to him”. “He puts the pressure on you on the offensive glass”. We’ve got to forget about previous year whether we won or lost.

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