LOS ANGELES — The Utah Jazz started slow in the first quarter, rallied to tie the game in third quarter only to fall 108-95 to the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday afternoon at the Staples Center.
The win has L.A. just 1/2 game behind Utah for the No. 4 seed. L.A. also clinched a playoff berth for the sixth straight season.
Gordon Hayward suffered a slight knee injury early in the fourth quarter, returned a few minutes later and hit a 3-pointer only to come out shortly thereafter.
• The game was tied 70-70 with 35 seconds left in the third quarter, but the Clippers went on a 10-0 run to put the game away.
• With the victory, the Clippers win the season series and the tiebreaker that comes with it.
• The Jazz started the game 1 of 12 from the the 3-point line.
Records: Utah 44-29, 4th place; Los Angeles 44-30, 5th place
Utah: Rudy Gobert scored 26 points, 14 rebounds, 2 blocks.
Los Angeles: DeAndre Jordan scored 7 points to go with his 15 rebounds and 1 blocks.
Utah: vs. Pelicans, Monday, 8:30 p.m., TNT
Los Angeles: vs. Kings, Sunday, 1:30 p.m.