Griffin out of play-offs with right toe injury

Griffin left the first half of the Clippers Game 3 win over the Utah Jazz on Friday with the injury and did not return. Utah guard George Hill understands after missing 16 games with a big toe injury this season. The Jazz are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Los Angeles and the under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Los Angeles. Johnson did a bit of everything, from hitting floaters in the lane to dropping 3-pointers, to keep the Clippers' defense on its heels. Rivers' positional versatility defensively and his ability to play both on and off the ball offensively have made him an ideal flex play for Doc Rivers throughout the season. "You've just got to weather this storm". "He's a lot farther along than I thought he'd be at the time of his injury". Rodney Hood chipped in 18 points for the Jazz, and Derrick Favors added 17.

The Jazz played the second half without their lone All-Star, as Gordon Hayward was sent home at halftime with flu-like symptoms from food poisoning.

Jazz coach Quin Snyder said other players need to step up to take the pressure away in those situations. A guy we play off of and stuff and just his leadership. Utah never led again.

The third-year "veteran" went undrafted originally and, now famously, Ingles was ironically in training camp with the Clippers just a few years ago. And I'm thinking, 'I don't even know what that does'. Gobert looked decently mobile and seemed to get more comfortable as the game progressed. He has the strength to get spots on the floor. Chris Paul is averaging 26.8 points and 10.8 assists while DeAndre Jordan is averaging 14.3 points and 13.3 rebounds.

Los Angeles played its first game without forward Blake Griffin, who was ruled out for the remainder of the playoffs Saturday due to a toe injury.

Are the Jazz necessarily counting on Gobert's return? When Johnson is on the bench, the Jazz have been outscored by 20. "So, I've got one more day to recover and I'll be fine on Tuesday". "It's been getting better everyday. I'm not thinking about the knee when I'm playing". Originally selected by New Orleans in the first round of the 2012 NBA Draft out of Duke, he initially spent two-plus seasons in the Bayou before ultimately heading to the West Coast midway through the 2014-15 campaign. After taking a 96-83 lead with 9:29 to go, the Cavs found themselves in a 102-100 deficit with 1:31 left. The Jazz went almost 4 1/2 minutes without scoring a point, opening the door for a Clippers run. He also averaged 21.6 points and 8.1 rebounds for the 2016 to 2017 regular season games.

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Thomas finished with 24 points, and the Celtics have now won three straight games in this series after losing the first two. There are also Over/Under, Point Spread and live in play markets that will be posted interactively throughout the game.

In the minor matter of the crucial playoff basketball match between the Jazz and Clippers it was the hosts that claimed victory, perhaps inspired by their mascot's heroism. Johnson scored or assisted on 22 of the last 25 Jazz points.

"He's just good, number one", Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. "We want to come in and focus and, really, try to take their heart".

When asked what it's like when Johnson gets on a roll like that, Ingles kept it simple, "Get out of his way!"

The Clippers were up 2-0 in 2013 before losing to Memphis in six games after Griffin stepped on teammate Lamar Odom and injured his ankle.

The moment of vigilantism proved the spark which led to the home team emerging as 105-98 winners to tie the series up at 2-2.

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