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Clippers’ Terance Mann has breakout Game 6 effort that shows growth

LOS ANGELES — It wasn’t long ago that it looked like Clippers guard Terance Mann looked tentative and nervous in the postseason. Late in Game 5 of the team’s first-round playoff series against the Dallas Mavericks, the second-year guard passed up an open layup to a teammate for a 3-pointer that missed. It was the type of play that can happen when someone isn’t ready for the big stage. But at the time, teammate Paul George tapped Mann on the head and gave simple advice: “Next play. He was playing...
Tags: Utah, Sports, Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Jazz, Staples Center, Paul George, George, Clippers, Mike Conley, Rudy Gobert, Jordan Clarkson


Whicker: Terance Mann reaches peak, brings Clippers close to another

It takes about 15 minutes, depending on the line, to ride to the top of the Eiffel Tower. Terance Mann needed less than a second to scale its NBA equivalent. He didn’t do it for the view. He did it at the end of a disjoined Clippers possession late in Wednesday’s fourth quarter, in which the shot clock narrowed the viable options to one. He had to climb Rudy Gobert, the Frenchman known as the Stifle Tower. Nothing much was riding on this. The Western Conference semifinals were tied 2-2, and Kawh...
Tags: Utah, Milwaukee, Sports, Kodak, Atlanta, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Jazz, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City, Buffalo, Jackson, Reggie Jackson, Brooklyn Nets, Florida State


Clippers coach Tyronn Lue proving as good as advertised at game of adjustments

When the Clippers introduced Tyronn Lue as their next head coach, Steve Ballmer said he especially was impressed by the coach’s reputation as a thinker and a tinkerer. “Not that I’m an expert in game management and Xs and Os,” Ballmer, the Clippers’ owner, said last October. “But all of our staff says Ty sees the game as good or better as anybody that you’ll ever meet, which I think is awesome. “I tell you,” Ballmer added, “Ty’s my kind of guy. He wants to move, move, move, learn new things, abs...
Tags: Utah, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Steve Ballmer, Nba, Jazz, Dallas, Espn, Salt Lake City, Jackson, Rudy, Staples Center, Mitchell, Royce, Alexander


Alexander: Clippers’ task is not impossible, but it’s not easy

There are parallels, and there’s one important difference. The Clippers are down 2-0 in a series, again. They’re playing a team with a dynamic player who demands special attention, again. This time they’re coming home after losing two on the road, but those losses were to the team with the NBA’s best regular-season record. They do have a one-game winning streak at Staples Center, and the odds are it’s going to sound like a library compared to what they’ve faced in Salt Lake City this week, which...
Tags: Utah, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Steve Ballmer, Nba, Jazz, Espn, Salt Lake City, Jackson, Reggie Jackson, Memphis, Staples Center, Rajon Rondo, Mitchell, Alexander


Ivica Zubac back in Clippers’ starting lineup for Game 2 against Jazz

SALT LAKE CITY — Nineteen minutes, 21 minutes, 11 minutes. Eight, 20, five. Three, 20 … TBD. Ivica Zubac’s minutes have fluctuated wildly so far this postseason, and looking ahead Wednesday to Game 2 against the Utah Jazz, the 7-foot Croatian center reiterated that he was game for whatever Coach Tyronn Lue needed. Lue needed him back on the floor at tip-off, lining up immediately with three-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert. Down 1-0 in their Western Conference semifinal series a...
Tags: Utah, Sports, Oklahoma City Thunder, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Jazz, Dallas, Salt Lake City, Cleveland, Paul George, George, Utah Jazz, Mavericks, Clippers, Ty


Clippers, Jazz are out to right last postseason’s wrongs

The second-round Western Conference playoff pairing that tips off Tuesday at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City will feature the top-seeded Jazz, the fourth-seeded Clippers and the specter of the 2020 Denver Nuggets. Both the Clippers and Jazz were on the wrong side of history in the Florida bubble, both victims of a Denver team that became the first in NBA history to come all the way back from a 3-1 deficit in consecutive playoff series – starting in the first round against Utah and then in the con...
Tags: Utah, Florida, Sports, Memphis Grizzlies, Phoenix Suns, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Jazz, Dallas, Salt Lake City, Denver, Staples Center, Mitchell, Paul George, George


Kings Season Ends With 121-89 Loss To Top-Seeded Jazz

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — It’s back to the offseason for the Sacramento Kings. Jordan Clarkson scored 33 points, Rudy Gobert added 13 points and 16 rebounds and the Utah Jazz took the No. 1 spot in the NBA playoffs, beating the Kings 121-99 on Sunday night. Utah (52-20) won its final two to edge Western Conference-rival Phoenix for the top spot. It’s the first time in franchise history that the Jazz have finished with sole possession of the best record in the NBA. Mike Conley had 11 points...
Tags: Utah, Sports, Sacramento Kings, Sacramento, Basketball, Kings, Nba, Jazz, Clarkson, Harrison Barnes, Oklahoma City, Phoenix, Suns, Utah Jazz, Holmes, Mike Conley


Jazz Rout Kings 154-105, Snap Two-Game Losing Streak

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — Bojan Bogdanovic scored 24 points, Utah made 24 3-pointers, and the short-handed Jazz bounced back from consecutive losses and set a franchise scoring record in a 154-105 win Wednesday night over the Sacramento Kings, who have lost 12 of the last 15. Rudy Gobert had 12 points and 10 rebounds, Jordan Clarkson scored 23 points and Georges Niang scored 19 with five 3s for Utah. Coming off back-to-back losses to Minnesota, the West-leading Jazz jumped on the Kings and...
Tags: Utah, Minnesota, Sports, Sacramento Kings, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Fox, West, Basketball, Kings, Nba, Jazz, Lakers, Thomas, Suns, Utah Jazz


With Anthony Davis’ return, Lakers can work out a closing lineup

Whether it’s Thursday, Saturday or maybe even a little longer, the Lakers figure to add a powerful weapon when Anthony Davis wedges back into the lineup in the coming week. It was easy to sense two months’ worth of fatigue and burnout from patchwork lineups and rotations as forward Kyle Kuzma offered some sentiments on Davis’ imminent return: “His ass better play. … Hopefully, he’s ready to go.” The Lakers (35-23) are a team that has been desperately waiting to be whole – not just because Davis ...
Tags: Utah, Sports, Nike, Sport, Soccer, Davis, Nba, Jazz, Anthony Davis, Kobe Bryant, Cleveland, Detroit, James, Lakers, Alexander, Andre Drummond


Top 5 Western Conference Teams After Trade Deadline

Now that we have the Eastern Conference out of the way, let’s head out west. The Western Conference saw their fair share of happenings before the trade deadline. The Lakers acquired another big man, but it was not via the trade. Andre Drummond finally was bought out by the Cavs and signed with the Lakers. The Denver Nuggets made a huge splash by landing Aaron Gordon from the Orlando Magic. Denver also added JaVale McGee also and that will help defensively. The Clippers added championship exper...
Tags: Sports, Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets, Phoenix Suns, Toronto, Los Angeles, Basketball, Portland, Davis, Nba, Jazz, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Los Angeles Lakers, Rajon Rondo, Los Angeles Clippers


Clippers hope for reinforcements in rematch with Jazz

The good news for the Clippers is that they won’t have to wait long for another shot at trying to solve the thousand-piece puzzle that is the Utah Jazz. The even better news is that they could have some of their own pieces back on Friday to help do it: Paul George (bone edema right toe) and Nicolas Batum (concussion) have been upgraded to questionable after missing their past seven and two games, respectively. Kawhi Leonard (left lower leg contusion) also is considered questionable, as he was be...
Tags: Utah, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Jazz, Jackson, Rudy, Reggie Jackson, Mitchell, Paul George, PAUL, Clippers, Mike Conley, Serge Ibaka, Patrick Beverley


Clippers play before fans Friday for the first time since March

The last time the Clippers played with fans in the stands to witness it was March 10, on the eve of the NBA shutdown following Utah center Rudy Gobert’s positive coronavirus test. They thwacked the Golden State Warriors at Chase Center that spring night, in front of a crowd that was announced as 18,064 but reported by the Associated Press to be noticeably smaller than normal, with large pockets of empty seats reflecting the growing concern over the spreading pandemic. “I was surprised,” then-Cli...
Tags: Utah, Minnesota, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Jazz, Associated Press, Espn, Cleveland, Clarkson, Reggie Jackson, Staples Center, Golden State Warriors, Orlando, Paul George


Nuggets edge Jazz to complete comeback from 3-1 down, will play Clippers

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Nikola Jokic made the tiebreaking basket with 27 seconds left and the Denver Nuggets advanced to the second round of the playoffs by the slimmest of margins, beating the Utah Jazz 80-78 in Game 7 on Tuesday night when Mike Conley’s 3-pointer spun out at the buzzer. The Nuggets became the 12th team in NBA history to overcome a 3-1 deficit to win a series, but only after they blew a 19-point lead in this game. After Jokic’s basket, the Jazz got the ball to Donovan Mit...
Tags: Utah, Sports, Denver Nuggets, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Michael Jordan, Portland, Nba, Jazz, Denver, San Antonio, Los Angeles Clippers, Mitchell, Murray, Utah Jazz


2020 NBA Playoffs First Round Predictions

2020 has definitely been one for the ages with everything that’s happened. In March, the world changed because of the coronavirus and sports disappeared. Fortunately, it returned and the NBA was played in a bubble without fans in the stands. Since the NBA restart, we have seen some amazing performances. Damian Lillard, Michael Porter Jr. and Devin Booker are just a few of the guys who have had amazing performances. The Suns were the only team to go undefeated and now their future look bright as...
Tags: Utah, Boston, Milwaukee, Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets, Toronto, Brooklyn, Basketball, Portland, Nba, Jazz, Warren, Dallas, Rockets, Lebron James, Anthony Davis


Relationship Between Jazz’s Rudy Gobert & Donovan Mitchell “Unsalvageable” After Coronavirus

It seems like it was forever ago when Utah Jazz’s Rudy Gobert made light of the COVID-19 situation by touching all of the mics during a press conference before testing positive and essentially shutting down sports. Not only did Gobert contract the virus that has caused a worldwide pandemic, but he also gave it to fellow teammate and burgeoning superstar Donovan Mitchell. While Gobert has since apologized for his reckless actions and donated $500k to support those who have been affected by cor...
Tags: Sports, Basketball, Nba, Pop Culture, Jazz, Mitchell, Utah Jazz, Rudy Gobert, Gobert, Joe Ingles, Donovan Mitchell, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Rudy Gobert Donovan Mitchell


Detroit Pistons Player Christian Wood Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Detroit Pistons forward Christian Wood is the latest NBA player to test positive for coronavirus. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski broke the news last night after receiving word for a league source. The Pistons didn’t mention Wood by name, but released a statement saying that a player had tested positive for the virus and would “remain in isolation and under the care of the team’s medical staff.” One source told The Athletic Saturday night (Mar. 14) that Wood, who is 25 years old, is “100 percent OK” a...
Tags: Sports, Nba, Pop Culture, Jazz, Philadelphia, Espn, Detroit, Wood, Detroit Pistons, Pistons, Utah Jazz, Rudy Gobert, Gobert, Adrian Wojnarowski, Christian Wood, Little Caesars Arena


Waka Flocka Flame: The Coronavirus is “Fake” & “Minorities Can’t Catch It”

Waka Flocka Flame says he’s not worried about the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic because he believes minorities are immune to it. During a recent interview on Real 92.3 LA, Waka discussed a range of topics, including his marriage with Tammy Rivera and his new WEtv show reality show Waka & Tammy: What the Flocka. He also said that because of his ethnicity, he and countless others can’t catch the coronavirus, despite actual evidence proving otherwise. “It’s fake… Minorities can’t catch it,” he said...
Tags: Videos, Celebs, Washington, Atlanta, Hip Hop, Nba, Pop Culture, Jazz, Waka Flocka Flame, Puerto Rico, Celebrity Interviews, Waka Flocka, Utah Jazz, Rudy Gobert, Waka, Radio Interviews


Jazz stars Mitchell, Gobert test positive; Gobert apologizes

Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz confirmed Thursday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus, publicly saying that he is personally dealing with the pandemic that has temporarily shut down the NBA and other major sports leagues. Later, his Jazz teammate Rudy Gobert - the first NBA player to test positive, which prompted the league to suspend the season - also confirmed his status and apologized. ''I was careless and make no excuse,'' Gobert said in an Instagram post.
Tags: News, Nba, Jazz, Detroit Pistons, Utah Jazz, Rudy Gobert, Gobert, Donovan Mitchell, Mitchell Gobert


Gobert health scare shuts down NBA, teammate tests positive

It started as a joke: Before leaving a post-practice interview session Rudy Gobert touched all the tape recorders that were placed before him on a table, devices that reporters who cover the Utah Jazz were using during an availability with him on Monday before a game with the Detroit Pistons. Gobert is now the NBA's Patient Zero for coronavirus after becoming the first player in the league to test positive, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. ''As a...
Tags: News, Nba, Jazz, Oklahoma, Detroit Pistons, The Associated Press, Utah Jazz, Rudy Gobert, Gobert


VIDEO: Utah Jazz Player Rudy Gobert Rubs Hands All Over Mics at Press Conference Before Coronavirus Diagnosis

Video footage has surfaced showing Utah Jazz player Rudy Gobert groaning and rubbing his hands all over the microphones Monday (Mar. 9) at a press conference at Zions Bank Basketball Campus in Salt Lake City, Utah prior to him testing positive for COVID-19 aka coronavirus. Utah Jazz player Rudy Gobert groaned and touched all microphones at a press conference before being ‘preliminary’ diagnosed with the Coronavirus pic.twitter.com/bbWU3qH06g — Breaking911 (@Breaking911) March 12, 2020 As we ...
Tags: Videos, Utah, Wtf, Sports, Oklahoma City Thunder, Nba, Pop Culture, Jazz, Utah Jazz, OKC, Rudy Gobert, Gobert, Salt Lake City Utah, Really, Coronavirus, Zions Bank Basketball Campus


NBA Suspends Remainder of 2019-2020 Season After Utah Jazz Player Rudy Gobert Tests Positive for Coronavirus

The NBA has announced that the remainder of the 2019-2020 season has been put on hold after Utah Jazz player Rudy Gobert tested positive for the coronavirus. As a result of Gobert’s positive test result, which was reported shortly before tip-off of tonight’s game between the Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder in OKC, the rest of the Jazz players are currently being quarantined. According to the NBA’s official statement, Gobert was NOT in the arena at the time of his diagnosis. NBA Suspends Remainde...
Tags: Sports, Oklahoma City Thunder, Basketball, Nba, Pop Culture, Jazz, Utah Jazz, OKC, Rudy Gobert, Gobert, Coronavirus


Clarkson, perfect Gobert help Jazz beat Mavericks 123-119

Jordan Clarkson scored 25 points before fouling out, Rudy Gobert stayed perfect from the floor against Dallas this season and the Utah Jazz beat the Mavericks 123-119 on Monday night. Gobert was 7-of-7 shooting after making all eight attempts in Utah's home victory last month. The 7-foot-1 center has made 17 consecutive shots against Dallas going back to last Feb. 23.
Tags: Utah, News, Jazz, Dallas, Clarkson, Utah Jazz, Mavericks, Rudy Gobert, Jordan Clarkson, Gobert


Gobert Nets 28, Jazz Race To Early Lead, Beat Kings 123-101

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Rudy Gobert is known for his defense. Against Sacramento, he went to the rim time and again on offense. “Rudy was like a monster, so great on offense and, as usual, defensively protecting all us,” Bojan Bogdanovic said. Gobert had a season-high 28 points and 15 rebounds and the Utah Jazz raced to a 16-point lead in the first quarter and routed the Sacramento Kings 123-101 on Saturday night. Gobert got most of his points on dunks, while Bogdanovic had six 3-pointers on his w...
Tags: Utah, Sports, Sacramento Kings, Sacramento, Ap, Basketball, Portland, Kings, New Orleans, Jazz, Miami, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City, Rudy, Indiana Pacers, Mitchell


Brandon Ingram fouled in final seconds, no call by officials, Pelicans lose

The New Orleans Pelicans were on the short end of a missed foul call by the officials that made the difference in Monday night's game against Utah.It all played out in the final seconds as the Jazz held a 128-126 lead. Pelicans small forward Brandon Ingram drove to the basket for the layup, with Jazz center Rudy Gobert moving in to block the shot. The video clearly shows Gobert making contact with Ingram's arm, resulting in a missed shot, but amazingly no foul was called. Straight garbage at ...
Tags: Facebook, Utah, Sport, Nba, New Orleans, Jazz, Unknown, Rudy Gobert, Gobert, Brandon Ingram, Ingram, Kane Fitzgerald, Doug McKain


Clippers fall to Jazz as Kawhi Leonard rests

Clippers guard Patrick Beverley goes for a layup as Jazz guard Mike Conley, rear, defends during the first half of Wednesday’s game in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) shoots as Los Angeles Clippers center Ivica Zubac (40) looks away during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley (21)...
Tags: Utah, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Spurs, Nba, Jazz, Salt Lake City, Rivers, Memphis, San Antonio, Los-angeles-clippers, Rick Bowmer, Utah Jazz, Clippers, Mike Conley


Jazz stifle Lakers, guaranteeing them a losing record for a 6th straight season

Utah’s Derrick Favors, left, and Kyle Korver defend against Lakers guard Alex Caruso during the first half of Wednesday’s game in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee (7) blocks the shot by Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors (15) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 27, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo (9) shoots as Utah ...
Tags: Utah, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Jazz, Salt Lake City, Lebron James, Los Angeles Lakers, Rajon Rondo, James, Lakers, Rick Bowmer, Wizards, Utah Jazz, Ricky Rubio


Luke Walton says Lakers failing to execute on defense

EL SEGUNDO — Following the Lakers’ 113-95 loss to the Jazz on Friday night, center JaVale McGee expressed frustration with Los Angeles’ failure to adjust on defense to Utah’s pick-and-roll attack. Countless times, Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell and center Rudy Gobert burned the Lakers, who used a deep drop to defend the pick-and-roll. “They were definitely just exploiting the pick-and-roll. I feel like they were getting too deep,” McGee said Friday. “Maybe we should have changed our coverage from a...
Tags: Utah, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Jazz, Jordan, Cleveland Cavaliers, Lebron James, Cleveland, Clarkson, Staples Center, Lakers, Knicks, Cavaliers


Rudy Gobert on officiating for ‘small-market’ Jazz: ‘Every night is the same s—’

In the final moments of the Jazz’s 102-100 loss to the Heat yesterday, Utah guard Donovan Mitchell missed a shot amid contact from Josh Richardson. On the other end, Dwyane Wade drew a Rudy Gobert foul and hit the game-winning free throws for Miami. Every game is the same,” Gobert said.
Tags: Utah, News, Basketball, Jazz, Miami, Wade, Rudy Gobert, Gobert, Josh Richardson, Donovan Mitchell


Travis Scott Performs Medley at 2018 NBA Awards

The 2018 NBA Awards went down on Monday night (Jun. 25), live from the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, California. Big awards like NBA MVP (James Harden), NBA Defensive Player of the Year (Rudy Gobert), NBA Rookie of the Year (Ben Simmons), and Lifetime Achievement Award (Oscar Robertson) were handed out during the event. Travi$ Scott served as the show’s musical guest, where he performed a medley of “Watch,” “Butterfly Effect” and “Goosebumps.” Watch below. Continue after the jump…. ...
Tags: Television, Nba, Jazz, Travis Scott, Santa Monica California, Rudy Gobert, Ben Simmons, Travi Scott, Barker Hanger, Oscar Robertson, Performances, Travis Scott Feat Kanye West Lil Uzi Vert, Travis Scott Performs Medley, NBA MVP James Harden NBA


Clippers nearing end of their playoff chase with lopsided loss to Jazz

Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) goes to the basket as Los Angeles Clippers guard Austin Rivers (25) defends in the second half during an NBA basketball game Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Los Angeles Clippers guard Austin Rivers, right, drives around Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell in the first half during an NBA basketball game Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) shoots as Los Ange...
Tags: Utah, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Spurs, Nba, Jazz, San Antonio Spurs, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, Los Angeles Clippers, Rubio, Rick Bowmer, Utah Jazz, Ricky Rubio, Clippers



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