The Utah Jazz have suffered their first road loss during the 2021 postseason after being thoroughly outplayed by the Los Angeles Clippers in game 3 of their Western Conference semifinals. LAC’s superstar two-way tandem of Paul George and Kawhi Leonard combined for 65 of LAC’s 132 points to drive them home.
The Clippers’ efficient shooting performance from the field was simply too much for the Jazz tonight. As a result, Utah have thus let go of a golden opportunity to 3-0 up on the Clippers and essentially seal a spot in the Western Conference Finals.
Nonetheless, Utah still holds a 2-1 advantage over Los Angeles and will look to go up 3-1 on the Clippers during Game 4 on Monday evening at 10 p.m. ET.
Anyway, let’s take a look at five reasons why the Utah Jazz suffered their first road loss of the postseason in this crucial match.
After averaging 17 points during the first two games of the series, Bojan Bogdanovic went ice-cold tonight, scoring only 9 points while shooting 2-10 from the field and 1-5 from the three-point line. Bogdanovic was getting quality looks all night, he simply wasn’t knocking them down. He also finished Game 3 with a plus/minus of -17, the worst out of all Jazz starters.