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Clippers beat Jazz 143-137 in OT to stop 3-game skid

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Clippers won 48 games and made the playoffs without any current or former All-Stars on the roster.

Their reward? Getting the defending champion Golden State Warriors in the first round.

''We got a battle ahead of us and it's about locking in,'' said Montrezl Harrell, who scored 24 points to lead seven players in double figures in a 143-137 overtime win over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night. ''We can't be in awe.''

The Clippers snapped a three-game skid to end the regular season, although the losses had already dropped them from the sixth seed to No. 8.

''It's a whole new season,'' Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. ''Time to get going.''

Ivica Zubac added 22 points and 11 rebounds and Patrick Beverley had 14 points in his return from injury.

The Warriors won the season series 3-1, with the Clippers' lone victory coming in overtime at home on Nov. 12 with some players who are no longer on the team.

''The pressure is on them, of course,'' Beverley said of Golden State. ''Understanding we have to do everything the right way to beat this team.''

Rivers joked, ''If we could take (Stephen) Curry, (Kevin) Durant and (Klay) Thompson away that would be terrific.''

Against the Jazz, the Clippers had seven players in double figures.

Grayson Allen led Utah with a career-high 40 points. The rookie made 13 of 14 free throws and five 3-pointers, but was limited to four points in overtime.

''It feels good to get out there and play, and have some success scoring and to feel good about my game and how I'm playing,'' Allen said. ''It's something I can look back on a little bit later and see how I improved from the beginning of the year.''

The Jazz earned the fifth seed and they'll play No. 4 Houston in the first round.

''When you get an opportunity to play postseason basketball you're excited, but we're even more excited because they knocked us out of the playoffs last year,'' said Georges Niang, who added 24 points.

The Clippers dominated overtime, 17-8. Zubac had back-to-back dunks and rookie Jerome Robinson scored six of his seven points.

The Jazz outscored the Clippers 29-24 in the fourth after Los Angeles led by nine. Allen had 14 points in the quarter.

His free throws put Utah ahead 126-124, but the Jazz fouled Sindarius Thornwell, who made both to tie it up and force overtime.

The Clippers shot 71 percent in the first quarter when they led by 17.

TIP-INS

Jazz: F-C Derrick Favors (back spasms) missed his fifth straight game. ... C Rudy Gobert (left ankle soreness), G Kyle Korver (right knee soreness), G Donovan Mitchell (thoracic spasm), G Ricky Rubio (left quad contusion) and G Raul Neto (left ankle soreness) sat out. ... They have won eight of 10. ... They lost the second game of their final back-to-back.

Clippers: Beverley returned after missing the last three games with a right hip pointer. ... They lost the season series 2-1.

LAWLER'S NIGHT

Ralph Lawler called his 3,229th and last regular season game for the Clippers.

They even obliged his trademark Lawler's Law, which states the first team to 100 points wins.

Lawler, who turns 81 on April 21, plans to end his 60-year broadcasting career whenever the Clippers are eliminated from the playoffs. He's handled their games for 40 years.

UP NEXT

Jazz: Meet Houston in first round of Western Conference playoffs.

Clippers: Meet defending champion Golden State in first round.

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Key Players
R. Gobert
27 C
L. Williams
23 SG
26.6 Min. Per Game 26.6
20.0 Pts. Per Game 20.0
5.4 Ast. Per Game 5.4
2.9 Reb. Per Game 2.9
67.0 Field Goal % 42.5
67.0 Three Point % 42.7
63.5 Free Throw % 87.6
+ 1 Grayson Allen made free throw 0:18
  Shooting foul on Sindarius Thornwell 0:18
+ 3 JaMychal Green made 3-pt. jump shot 0:55
  Defensive rebound by Tyrone Wallace 1:00
  Defensive rebound by Ivica Zubac 1:28
  Jerome Robinson missed 3-pt. jump shot 1:39
+ 2 Jerome Robinson made fade-away jump shot 2:11
+ 1 Georges Niang made free throw 2:24
  Shooting foul on Jerome Robinson 2:24
+ 2 Georges Niang made driving layup 2:24
+ 2 Jerome Robinson made floating jump shot, assist by Ivica Zubac 2:41
Team Stats
Points 137 143
Field Goals 47-106 (44.3%) 54-106 (50.9%)
3-Pointers 14-35 (40.0%) 12-28 (42.9%)
Free Throws 29-33 (87.9%) 23-30 (76.7%)
Total Rebounds 64 58
Offensive 17 12
Defensive 40 40
Team 7 6
Assists 31 34
Steals 8 7
Blocks 11 5
Turnovers 17 12
Fouls 24 27
Technicals 0 0
40 PTS, 7 REB, 4 AST
24 PTS, 7 REB, 5 AST
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away team logo Jazz 50-32 2640312911137
home team logo Clippers 48-34 3931322417143
Team Stats
away team logo Jazz 50-32 97.8 PPG 47.2 RPG 23.0 APG
home team logo Clippers 48-34 114.7 PPG 40.2 RPG 25.3 APG
Key Players
G. Allen SG 4.5 PPG 0.5 RPG 0.0 APG 28.6 FG%
M. Harrell PF 18.3 PPG 5.5 RPG 2.2 APG 73.0 FG%
Top Scorers
G. Allen SG 40 PTS 7 REB 4 AST
M. Harrell PF 24 PTS 7 REB 5 AST
44.3 FG% 50.9
40.0 3PT FG% 42.9
87.9 FT% 76.7
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
G. Allen 40 7 4 11/30 5/13 13/14 1 40 1 1 3 2 5 -3 54
J. Crowder 17 3 2 5/8 4/6 3/3 1 16 0 2 1 0 3 +2 25
E. Udoh 14 13 5 5/7 0/0 4/6 2 28 0 4 0 3 10 +3 41
R. O'Neale 6 3 1 3/6 0/3 0/0 3 24 0 0 1 0 3 -2 10
J. Ingles 5 2 2 1/3 1/2 2/2 2 14 2 0 2 0 2 -3 11
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
G. Allen 40 7 4 11/30 5/13 13/14 1 40 1 1 3 2 5 -3 54
J. Crowder 17 3 2 5/8 4/6 3/3 1 16 0 2 1 0 3 +2 25
E. Udoh 14 13 5 5/7 0/0 4/6 2 28 0 4 0 3 10 +3 41
R. O'Neale 6 3 1 3/6 0/3 0/0 3 24 0 0 1 0 3 -2 10
J. Ingles 5 2 2 1/3 1/2 2/2 2 14 2 0 2 0 2 -3 11
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
G. Niang 24 6 3 9/21 2/6 4/4 3 39 0 1 3 1 5 0 34
T. Bradley 15 10 1 7/12 0/0 1/2 4 24 2 2 2 7 3 -9 29
N. Mitrou-Long 9 4 9 3/9 1/4 2/2 5 33 1 1 4 1 3 -3 29
T. Sefolosha 7 6 3 3/8 1/1 0/0 0 27 2 0 1 1 5 -6 20
T. Cavanaugh 0 3 1 0/2 0/0 0/0 3 15 0 0 0 2 1 -9 5
R. Rubio - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Favors - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Gobert - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Neto - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Exum - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Mitchell - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Korver - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 137 57 31 47/106 14/35 29/33 24 260 8 11 17 17 40 -30 258
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
I. Zubac 22 11 2 10/13 0/0 2/2 2 29 0 3 3 4 7 0 37
P. Beverley 14 6 6 5/9 4/7 0/0 4 21 1 0 1 0 6 -4 32
L. Shamet 14 4 3 5/12 3/8 1/2 2 29 0 0 0 0 4 +5 24
D. Gallinari 13 4 5 5/11 0/1 3/4 1 24 1 0 0 1 3 -4 28
S. Gilgeous-Alexander 8 2 3 3/6 0/0 2/2 4 24 2 0 1 0 2 +5 17
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
I. Zubac 22 11 2 10/13 0/0 2/2 2 29 0 3 3 4 7 0 37
P. Beverley 14 6 6 5/9 4/7 0/0 4 21 1 0 1 0 6 -4 32
L. Shamet 14 4 3 5/12 3/8 1/2 2 29 0 0 0 0 4 +5 24
D. Gallinari 13 4 5 5/11 0/1 3/4 1 24 1 0 0 1 3 -4 28
S. Gilgeous-Alexander 8 2 3 3/6 0/0 2/2 4 24 2 0 1 0 2 +5 17
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
M. Harrell 24 7 5 10/13 0/0 4/6 1 20 0 1 2 3 4 +11 40
L. Williams 15 5 5 5/17 1/2 4/5 0 23 0 0 3 2 3 +4 27
J. Green 13 2 1 4/9 3/5 2/3 5 25 0 1 1 0 2 +5 17
J. Robinson 7 5 3 3/6 0/1 1/2 4 16 0 0 1 0 5 +2 17
G. Temple 5 2 0 1/4 1/3 2/2 2 21 3 0 0 1 1 +3 10
T. Wallace 4 2 1 2/3 0/0 0/0 0 8 0 0 0 0 2 +3 8
W. Chandler 2 1 0 1/3 0/1 0/0 1 11 0 0 0 1 0 +1 3
S. Thornwell 2 1 0 0/0 0/0 2/2 1 7 0 0 0 0 1 -1 3
R. McGruder - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Motley - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Delgado - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Bibbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 143 52 34 54/106 12/28 23/30 27 258 7 5 12 12 40 +30 263