Final / 2OT

Regular Season Series (Game 1 of 3)

Series starts 11/6

Game 1: Saturday, November 6th
Game 2: Sunday, November 28th
Game 3: Wednesday, December 29th

Clippers 107

(1-6, 0-3 away)

Jazz 109

(3-3, 2-1 home)

    Coverage: FSRM

    9:00 PM ET, November 6, 2010

    EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City, UT

    1 2 3 4 OT 2OT T
    LAC 35 20 18 18 6 10107
    UTAH 22 17 31 21 6 12109

    Top Performers

    LAC: E. Gordon 27 Pts, 5 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl, 3 Blk

    UTAH: D. Williams 30 Pts, 8 Reb, 7 Ast, 2 Stl

    Jazz rally from 18 down, then beat Clippers in 2OT

    Associated Press

    SALT LAKE CITY -- The Utah Jazz needed a big comeback and 10 extra minutes to extend their home dominance of the Los Angeles Clippers.

    Deron Williams made the tiebreaking layup with 6.8 seconds remaining in the second overtime and the Jazz rallied for a 109-07 victory Saturday night, the Clippers' 15th consecutive loss in Salt Lake City.

    The Jazz erased an 18-point, first-half deficit and escaped after Los Angeles' Craig Smith missed a shot in the lane at the buzzer.

    "It was a tough game," said Williams, who scored 22 of his 30 points after halftime. "[They] took it to us early and we had to fight our battle all day."

    Paul Millsap had 25 points and 13 rebounds, and Al Jefferson finished with 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Jazz.

    Los Angeles' Eric Gordon, who scored 27 points, tied the game in the final seconds of regulation with a slam dunk, but missed a runner in the lane that would have won it at the end of the first overtime.

    "Our guys were fighting all game," Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro said. "From that standpoint, we grew. But it still hurts to lose and we had a good opportunity tonight that we weren't able to capitalize on."

    Chris Kaman scored 23 points despite playing most of the game with foul trouble for the Clippers, who fell to 1-6 and haven't won in Salt Lake City since Jan. 22, 2003.

    Utah trailed by 17 in the first quarter and by as many as 18 in the second quarter, but opened the second half with a 17-3 run, sparked by 3-pointers from Raja Bell and Andrei Kirilenko.

    "It was an ugly win," Jefferson said. "They owned the first half. We came out in the second half with a lot of energy and fought back."

    Utah's zone defense gave the Clippers fits in the second half, especially Blake Griffin. The rookie scored 16 points and made five of his first six shots, but went 0 for 4 in the second half before fouling out.

    Gordon was held scoreless in the second overtime, but Rasual Butler hit two 3-pointers to erase a six-point deficit and set the stage for Williams' heroics.

    "Great players make great plays," Jazz guard C.J. Miles said. "He recognized the clock in that situation that there were no timeouts left."

    Williams scored 15 points in the third quarter and gave Utah its first lead of the game, 77-75, on a layup with 9:42 left in the fourth quarter. He missed a jumper from the top of the key at the end of regulation.

    Game notes

    The Clippers played without point guard Baron Davis (sore left knee) and Randy Foye (left hamstring). Utah has won eight of the past nine meetings in the series. Gordon has four double-doubles in seven games this season. Utah is 6-2 all-time in double-overtime games.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 107 109
    FGM-FGA 37-86 (.430) 40-97 (.412)
    3PM-3PA 5-20 (.250) 6-18 (.333)
    FTM-FTA 28-32 (.875) 23-31 (.742)
    Rebounds (Offensive-Total) 14-51 17-43
    Assists 16 21
    Turnovers 23 12
    Steals 6 6
    Blocks 9 7
    Fast Break Points 14 12
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 31 (0/1) 23 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 18 7

    Top Performers

    Los Angeles
    Eric Gordon Gordon
    Points: 27
    Reb: 5
    Ast: 5
    Stl: 1
    Blk: 3
    Deron Williams Williams
    Points: 30
    Reb: 8
    Ast: 7
    Stl: 2
    Blk: 0

    Research Notes

    Blake Griffin is the only player in the NBA to have 14 points and 8 rebounds in every game this season (7). Griffin's streak of 7 straight games with at least 14 points and 8 rebounds is the longest by a Clipper since Benoit Benjamin had 10 straight in 1990-1991.

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