The Clippers one-point win in Utah last night was thanks to a few items: primarily winning the turnover battle and getting to the foul-line. The Clippers forced 7 more turnovers than they committed and made 6 more free throws than the Jazz.
Blake Griffin played a spectacular 36 minutes. He went 14-20 from the floor, with 0 turnovers. The Chauncey Billups/Jamal Crawford two-guard combo hit 8-of-9 from the foul line. Jazz Guard Randy Foye has had a great season (59% True Shooting) but committed 5 fouls last night against the Clipps back-court.
Blake Griffin’s two highlight reel power jams on assists by a healthy Chris Paul is a sign of things to come for Clippers fans. I smell an LAC Pacific Division title this year.