Jazz center Gobert to miss game two with Clippers

Lowry scored 22 points, including the clinching basket with less than 10 seconds to play, and Toronto beat the Milwaukee Bucks 106-100 on Tuesday night, evening their first-round playoff series at 1-1.

But for much of the night, a double-digit lead seemed tenuous and laced with trepidation.

The series is now 2-0 in favor of the Bulls with two games in Chicago this weekend, and if the Bulls have their way, it'll be the last time they see green T-shirts, the last time they see the 17 championship banners and countless retired numbers in the rafters this season.

Most experts picked the Clippers to win the series, even though both L.A. and Utah finished the regular season with identical 51-31 records.

By all appearances, Game 2 had the aesthetics of a convincing Clippers victory. Blake Griffin had 26 points and seven rebounds for the Clippers while Chris Paul had 25 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds. Paul finished with 21 points and 10 assists.

Luc Mbah a Moute scored 4 points on two nick-of-time cuts, and that tells about 1/10th of his game story.

Otherwise, the Jazz sounded nonchalant about losing Gobert, who is among the favorites for the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year award.

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It's uncertain when she'll be able to get back to playing, although she sounded like she expects it will be this season. The 6-3 Nunn averaged 4.8 points and 4.5 rebounds in her one season with the Lady Vols.

Snyder said he originally made the switch because he wants to monitor Hood's minutes, with Hood not far removed from missing a chunk of games because of a knee bruise.

Chris Paul had his fingerprints on this game, ensuring the auto got safely parked in the garage at the end of the night. "It was a point of emphasis. The challenge is for us to get to the next play". Tonight I wasn't able to get into a rhythm offensively. I mean, I think we all do. The Clippers took an early 11-3 lead on 5-for-5 shooting, and basically kept the Jazz at arm's length throughout. "We were not helping off [Redick and Crawford]". "He's one of the most explosive guards in this league, so we were just trying to make it tough on him". I love my job.

"They all have baby shorts on", Ingles said to laughter from the USA press. I think there's an awareness that our guys have. They should. That's who they are. And finally, late in their careers, they finally broke through to the Finals. Before Tuesday's Game 2, Celtics coach Brad Stevens admitted it has been quiet around the Celtics lately, in part because of Thomas' ordeal.

Making their first playoff appearance in five years, the Jazz outshot the Clippers and narrowly controlled the paint, owning a 42-40 edge.

And as Hayward pointed out, the Clippers will need to be better after the energy of the opening tip-off fades. Houston Rockets' James Harden (13) goes up for a shot as Oklahoma City Thunder's Enes Kanter defends during the first half in Game 1 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Sunday, April 16, 2017, in Houston. The Jazz outscored the Clippers from there, 73-68.

If all three of those players can replicate those performances, and if guys like Nikola Mirotic can step up in the big situation, then the Bulls have a real shot at taking a two-game lead in the series, and putting Boston into a deep hole as they head back to Chicago for Game 3 later this week. The difference was that dominant first quarter (29-18).

"I could even hear Rondo, like, 'Yeah, they gave up".

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