Despite Utah’s star center Rudy Gobert going down on the first play of the game, the Clippers weren’t able to hold home court on Saturday night, as the Jazz stole a road win on the back of a vintage Joe Johnson performance capped off with a buzzer-beater to give Utah a 97-95 victory.
Chris Paul did his best to drag the Clippers to a win, scoring 12 in the final quarter, including a game-tying floater with 13.1 seconds to play. From there, Johnson calmly took the ball up the court and hit the game-winning floater as the final buzzer sounded. After the game, Clippers coach Doc Rivers wasn’t in the mood for second guessing. When asked whether, in hindsight, the Clippers should have tried to take more time off of the clock, Rivers went off on the reporter.