LOS ANGELES – Blake Griffin had a team-high 40 points, but got no help from his teammates as the Utah Jazz destroyed a discombobulated Clippers team 102-91 on Wednesday night at Staples Center.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Blake Griffin had 40 points, but nobody else on the Clippers had a pulse as the Clippers laid an egg against the Utah Jazz on Wednesday.
The two teams were deadlocked at 45 at halftime before the Jazz opened up a 12 point lead throughout the fourth quarter.
The Clippers looked like a team that did not know what they were doing on offense throughout the game.
Rudy Gobert was heading down the court for a fast break dunk when he was fouled from behind by DeAndre Jordan on an obvious clear path foul in the third quarter. Gobert made one of two free throws and the Jazz got the ball out of bounds and scored on the next possession turning an 11-point lead into a 14-point lead.
Clippers continue to make poor decisions on the fly. Clear path foul on DJ with the Jazz up 79-68 — LA Clippers Daily (@LACdaily) November 26, 2015
MVP OF THE GAME
Gordon Hayward. The small forward out of Butler University led the Jazz with
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STAT OF THE NIGHT
Blake Griffin earned his 37th career 30-point, 10 rebound game on Wednesday, ranking him third among active players (Kevin Love -52, Kevin Durant 38)
TWEET OF THE NIGHT
PHOTO OF THE NIGHT
One of the only highlights of the night for the Clippers.
QUOTE OF THE NIGHT
"If I knew I would tell you. We just have to keep working." Head coach Doc Rivers when asked what is wrong with the Clippers.
Trey Burke left the game in the first half with back spasms and did not return.
Utah Jazz (7-7, 5-5 on the road)
Los Angeles Clippers (7-8, 5-4) at home.
Utah returns home for Thanksgiving where they will have two days off before hosting the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday at 9:00PM EST.
The Clippers return to Staples Center on Friday night with a Thanksgiving hangover as they host the New Orleans Pelicans at 10:30PM EST.