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2021 NBA Playoffs Handicapping Round 2
(2-1) Utah Jazz vs. LA Clippers (1-2)
Date: Monday, June 14th
Time: 10:00 PM EST
Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
NBA Moneyline Odds: Jazz +180 | Clippers -185
NBA Betting Odds: Clippers -4.5
NBA Betting Total: 223.5
The Utah Jazz and LA Clippers continue their semi-finals at Staples Center on Monday, June 14th. The Clippers finally got on the board via an impressive 132-106, Game 3 victory.
Factor in, the situation in the West bracket just got very interesting with the Suns sweeping the Nuggets meaning Phoenix will be sitting, resting, and watching as these clubs battle for the right to face them in the Conference Finals.
The Clippers are attempting to make history by winning their second series in a postseason after trailing 0-2. On 430 occasions teams have been up two games to none with only 28 teams that trailed winning the series (including the Clippers in Round 1 versus the Mavericks).
The Jazz perimeter shooting remained hot with 19 made triples which extended their streak of hitting 17 or more 3-pointers to seven games in a row. The issue was the mid-range and paint scoring where Utah shot 17 of 40.
Donovan Mitchell was held in check for most of the first half often facing double teams or full court defense. Mitchell figured things out midway through the second half and finished with 30 points, five rebounds, four assists, and two steals.
At 7:05 of the final frame, LA was up 11 when Mitchell left the game after tweaking his ankle. He remained on the bench to finish the game as the lead ballooned while the medical team checked him out. The rising star stated he’ll be good to go on Tuesday.
Rudy Gobert produced a double-double of 12 points and 10 rebounds but was less of a factor with the Clippers outscoring the Jazz 44-32 in the paint and winning the glass (41-38).
Joe Ingles hot streak continued as he scored 19 points including 5 of 8 from deep. But Bojan Bogdanovic had an off night (2 of 10) as did Jordan Clarkson (5 of 16) scoring nine and 14 points respectively.
Mike Conley (hamstring) is questionable for Monday.
‘Playoff P’ showed up in Game 3 for the Clippers scoring over 30 points for the first time this postseason. While George has collected five double-doubles his shooting efficiency hasn’t been clicking.
Through nine playoff games, PG was shooting 31.7 percent from deep, had shot over 50 percent from the field on just two occasions (both in the Mavericks series), and was shooting 34.3 percent from the field in this series.
What made his night easier was a consistent commitment to drive the paint which opened the floor allowing him to get open perimeter shots. He nailed 6 of his 10 attempts (his previous high this postseason was three).
Kawhi Leonard started slowly but with PG13 connecting the superstar rose up to collect 34 points, 12 rebounds, five assists, two steals, and a block.
Nic Batum and Reggie Jackson each collected 17 points with the pair combining to hit 9 of 12 shots from the perimeter.
The Clippers bench was also clicking collecting 28 points with Tyronne Lue going 12 deep although a trio of that group only played in garbage time.
After missing 30 of the final 32 games and the last seven playoff games Serge Ibaka underwent back surgery ending his season.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Jazz are 6-4 in the last 10 head-to-head meetings.
- The Jazz are 6-3-1 ATS in the last 10 meetings between these clubs
- The over/under is 4-5-1 in the last 10 contests between the clubs.
Free Utah Jazz vs. LA Clippers NBA Prediction:
.While Paul George’s performance was critical in collecting the win there were a number of improvements LA made that were equally impactful. The Clippers were locked in from the start defensively, pushed the pace, and moved the ball seeking open shooters instead of getting mired in iso-ball.
No doubt, Lue’s game plan will remain the same, but as Mitchell and several teammates noted they’ll be more aggressive particularly defensively. If Lue is smart he’ll have his squad attack from the tip knowing they might get calls early depending on how the whistle is set to start the match.
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