The Clippers’ Blown Series Lead Against Utah Set A Surprising Record

04.30.17 5 months ago

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The Los Angeles Clippers‘ season is over. On Sunday afternoon, Los Angeles lost to the Utah Jazz, 104-91. This gave the Jazz a 4-3 series victory and meant that the Clippers made basketball history. With the loss, L.A. became the first NBA team to blow a series lead in the postseason five years in a row, according to ESPN.

Now, once this gets broken down, it’s not as bad as it sounds. Two of these losses – 2014 and this year – were one-game leads, so it’s not like the Clippers boasted a decisive edge and choked it away or anything like that. Plus there are the injuries that have cost the team in a big way. Blake Griffin‘s last two years ended due to postseason injuries, plus he was hurt in the 2013 series against the Grizzlies.

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