NBA: Clippers even series vs Jazz

The Sports Xchange/Reuters

Posted at Apr 19 2017 03:16 PM

Clippers forward Blake Griffin (32) and Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors (15) battle for a rebound in Game 1 of the first round of the 2017 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center. Photo by Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Blake Griffin scored 24 points, and Los Angeles beat Utah in Game 2, 99-91, to even the Western Conference first-round playoff series at one game apiece.

Chris Paul had 21 points and 10 assists for the Clippers. DeAndre Jordan collected 18 points and 15 rebounds for Los Angeles before fouling out with 52 seconds left.

Gordon Hayward scored 20 points and Derrick Favors and Joe Johnson added 13 apiece for the Jazz. George Hill chipped in 12 points and seven boards.

The Clippers earlier suffered a 115-104 defeat against the Jazz despite a 36-point output from Griffin.

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