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Jazz outlast Clippers to put them in another 2-0 series hole


Utah fans packed the arena for the first two games of the second-round series between the Jazz and the Clippers. (Photo by Mirjam Swanson, SCNG staff)

Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) looks on as Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (2) shoots during the first half of Game 2 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series Thursday, June 10, 2021, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (2) reacts after battling for a loose ball with Utah Jazz forward Bojan Bogdanovic, right, during the second half of Game 2 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series Thursday, June 10, 2021, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Los Angeles Clippers guard Reggie Jackson, left, shoots as Utah Jazz forward Royce O’Neale (23) defends during the second half of Game 2 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series Thursday, June 10, 2021, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Los Angeles’ Clippers Reggie Jackson, right, receives a hug from teammate Paul George, left, during the second half of Game 2 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series Thursday, June 10, 2021, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Utah Jazz head coach Quin Snyder huddles with his team during the second half of Game 2 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers Thursday, June 10, 2021, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Utah Jazz guard Joe Ingles, right, speaks with Los Angeles Clippers head coach Tyronn Lue during the second half of Game 2 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series Thursday, June 10, 2021, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Los Angeles Clippers center Ivica Zubac (40) and Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) battle for position under the boards during the second half of Game 2 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series Thursday, June 10, 2021, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Utah Jazz forward Royce O’Neale (23) celebrates after making a 3-pointer against the Los Angeles Clippers during the second half of Game 2 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series Thursday, June 10, 2021, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Utah Jazz’s Bojan Bogdanovic (44) and Jordan Clarkson (00) huddle during the second half of Game 2 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series Thursday, June 10, 2021, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

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SALT LAKE CITY — Here they go again.

The Clippers are craning their necks, looking up from a 2-0 hole for the second consecutive series – facing a daunting uphill climb even after they clawed all the way back from a 21-point deficit on Thursday night. In the end, they needed even more against Donovan Mitchell and the rest of the dynamic Utah Jazz cast.

Despite the Clippers’ latest show of resilience, top-seeded Utah fended off its visitors down the stretch to win Game 2 of the best-of-seven Western Conference semifinal …read more

Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment

      

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