04.26.97 - Jazz guard Jeff Hornacek drives for a shot in front of Clippers defender Malik Sealy during game 2 of the Clippers series. PHOTO BY GARY MCKELLAR.

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The Utah Jazz completed the franchises first sweep of a playoff opponent in 24 tries with a 104-92 thumping of the Los Angeles Clippers.

Jeff Hornacek had a team-high 28 points in Game 3 while Karl Malone had 26 points and 13 rebounds.

The Jazz started out on fire, making 14 of their first 16 shots of the game.

Having disposed of L.A.s B team, Utah would get to play L.A.s varsity club, the Lakers.