Jazz Route Clippers With Dominant Defensive Outing

Mar 18, 2022, 9:18 PM | Updated: 9:43 pm
Eric Paschall - Utah Jazz...
Eric Paschall #0 of the Utah Jazz in action in the second half during a game against the Utah Jazz at Vivint Smart Home Arena on November 16, 2021 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)
(Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Jazz dominated the Los Angeles Clippers 121-92 for their second straight win before heading out on a six-game road trip.

Jared Butler recorded a career-high 21 points and seven assists off the bench as the Jazz were playing without Donovan Mitchell, Bojan Bogdanovic, Trent Forrest, Danuel House Jr., Udoka Azubuike, and Hassan Whiteside.

The Jazz held the Clippers to 36 percent shooting from the floor and 31 percent from the three-point line in the win.

First Quarter

Without Mitchell and Bogdanovic, the Jazz got strong offensive performances from Eric Paschall and Nickeil Alexander-Walker.

Alexander-Walker got the scoring started pouring in seven first quarter points on 3-5 shooting to go along with two assists.

Paschall came off the bench as the Jazz were also without Whiteside and attacked the paint, scoring eight points on 4-4 shooting.

After one, the Jazz led the Clippers 30-20.

Second Quarter

The Jazz exploded in the second quarter scoring 41 points while holding the Clippers to just 14 points.

Rudy Gobert and Jordan Clarkson got going in the period scoring 11 points each while all seven other Jazz players who saw the floor scored.

The Jazz closed the half on a 30-4 run over the final seven minutes of the quarter.

At the break, the Jazz led the Clippers 71-34.

Third Quarter

The Clippers opened the fourth quarter by benching starters Nicolas Batum and Robert Covington in favor of Semi Ojeleye an Rodney Hood.

The Jazz stifled the Clippers throughout the first three quarters of the game holding LA to just 30 percent shooting over the first 36 minutes of play.

Through three quarters, four Jazz players were in double-digits scoring led by Gobert who had 19.

After three, the Jazz led the Clippers 95-58.

Fourth Quarter

Outside of Clarkson, Quin Snyder was able to play the younger players on the roster to close out the game.

With the veterans on the bench, the Jazz defense gave up some easy buckets to the more experienced Clippers lineup.

The Jazz lost the quarter 34-26, but won the game 121-92.

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