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Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward (20) is fouled as he shoots by Los Angeles Clippers forward Luc Mbah a Moute, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, March 13, 2017, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Jazz defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 114-108 in a game that could have major implications on playoff seeding.

After trailing the whole game, the Jazz battled back and took the lead at 82-81 in the third quarter. Though the Clippers would fight to bring the game back within four, the Jazz didn't relent the lead en route to the victory.

The victory ended a nine-game home losing streak to the Clippers for the Jazz.


• Utah shot 67 percent (14-of-27) from the three-point line.

• The Jazz outrebounded L.A. 42-28.

• Los Angeles' Blake Griffin was held to just 8 point.s

Records: Jazz (42-25), Clippers (40-27)


Jazz:Gordon Hayward paced the Jazz with 27 points.

Clippers:Chris Paul led the Clippers with 33 points.

Up next

Team: at Pistons, Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.

Team: vs. Bucks, Wednesday, 8:30 p.m.