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Clippers Force Game 7, Stun Jazz 98-93 in Game 6

The Los Angeles Clippers did the impossible, and forced a Game 7 at home on Sunday afternoon after they shocked the Utah Jazz, 98-93, in Salt Lake City on Friday night.

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The Los Angeles Clippers did the impossible, and forced a Game 7 at home on Sunday afternoon after they shocked the Utah Jazz, 98-93, in Salt Lake City on Friday night.

Chris Paul scored a team-high 29 points and DeAndre Jordan had 13 points and 16 rebounds as they Clippers left it all out on the court with their backs to the wall.

After a sluggish first half, the Clippers scored 31 points in the third quarter to take an eight-point lead into the final frame.

The Clippers were up 11 points with less than three minutes remaining, but the Jazz went on a 13-5 run to cut the lead to just three points with a chance to tie in the final seconds. 

Joe Johnson missed the game-tying three, and the ball landed out of bounds where the Clippers sealed the deal with two Paul free throws. 

Jamal Crawford scored 12 points off the bench, and Austin Rivers made his first start of the series, scoring 13 points in the win.

Gordon Hayward led the Jazz with 31 points, George Hill chipped in 22 points.

Rodney Hood and Joe Ingles combined to shoot 2-for-16 in the game and 0-for-9 from beyond the arc in the loss.

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Game 7 is scheduled for 12:30PM PST at Staples Center on Sunday, the winner will face the Golden State Warriors in the second round. 

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