With a defeat to the Los Angeles Clippers by the score of 121-114, the Utah Jazz ended their two-game winning run.
Jordan Clarkson led the Jazz with 26 points, while Normal Powell led the Clippers with 30 points.
The Jazz’s record dropped to 12-7 after the defeat.
Due to Mike Conley’s absence from the game due to a knee injury, the Jazz had trouble scoring and committed six turnovers.
These errors allowed the Clippers, who dominated the Jazz in transition, to score simple transition goals.
Ivica Zubac led the Clippers with nine points, while Lauri Markkanen topped the Jazz with nine.
The Jazz were behind 34-24 against the Clippers after one.
As the Jazz failed to make shots early in the second quarter, the Clippers widened their advantage to as much as 17.
But in the second quarter, Jordan Clarkson ignited a surge by scoring nine points and sinking two three-pointers.
In the first half, Clarkson led the Jazz with 14 points, while Reggie Jackson and Normal Powell both scored 15 for LA.
The Jazz were behind the Clippers 66-56 at the break.
With Talen Horton-Tucker and Walker Kessler on the court, the Jazz tightened up after a shaky third quarter defensively.
The Jazz’s taller lineup made it difficult for the Clippers to penetrate, leading to easy baskets and an offensive run of 17-4.
On the strength of 11 points from Lauri Markkanen and eight points from Kelly Olynyk, the Jazz outscored the Clippers 37-22 in the third.
The Jazz were ahead of the Clippers 93-88 after three.
At the eight-minute mark, the Jazz substituted Markkanen and Horton-Tucker, and the Clippers quickly went on a 9-2 run to grab a 106-101 lead.
In place of the absent Conley at the tail end of the rotation, Nickeil Alexander-Walker played nine minutes, during which time the Jazz were outscored by 14 points.
While Normal Powell led the Clippers with 30 points after coming off the bench, Jordan Clarkson led the Jazz with 26 points.
The Utah Jazz lost to the Clippers 121-114 in Los Angeles, ending their two-game winning run.
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