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Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
Utah Jazz forward Joe Johnson (6) drives on LA Clippers forward Luc Mbah a Moute (12) as the Utah Jazz and the LA Clippers compete in game 6 of the NBA playoffs at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City on Friday, April 28, 2017.

Game 7 it is.

With the Jazz down three to the LA Clippers, Joe Johnson missed on a chance to tie with a second left, and the Clippers won Game 6 on Friday night, 98-93 to tie the series at three games apiece.

It appeared late as if LA would win easily, as it led by nine with just 1:23 left, but Utah got within three before Johnsons attempt.

For the night, the Jazz shot just 41 percent from the field, 27 percent from behind the 3-point line and 67 percent from the free throw line.

Game 7 will be on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. MT in Los Angeles.

Gordon Hayward led all scorers with 31 points. Chris Paul had 29 for LA.


The Clippers scored 31 points in the third while the Jazz are shooting 44 percent from the field, and the road team leads 78-70.

LA outscored Utah 19-11 over the last half of the quarter.

Chris Paul leads all scorers with 23 points. Gordon Hayward and George Hill have 17 each for the Jazz.


The Jazz are shooting less than 43 percent from the field and trail at halftime, 47-45.

With DeAndre Jordan sitting early in the quarter with foul trouble, Marreese Speights stepped up big and has nine points. Luc Mbah a Moute also came up big for the road team and has nine. Chris Paul leads all scorers with 15 points.

George Hill leads the Jazz with 11.

The Clippers are shooting 45 percent from the field. Both teams are struggling from the foul line. Utah is 8-of-14, while L.A. is 5-of-10.


At the end of the first quarter, the Jazz are holding on to a 22-20 lead.

Utah jumped out to a 9-3 lead and then led by nine at 22-13 before allowing the Clippers to go on a 7-0 run in the final 1:15 of the frame.

Rudy Gobert and Chris Paul lead all scorers with eight points apiece.

Jazz point guard George Hill has two personal fouls, as does LA center DeAndre Jordan.

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Jazz have the opportunity to win their first playoff series since 2010 Friday night when they face the LA Clippers in Game 6 of the teams' first-round series on Friday night at Vivint Arena.