‘Spida Going Crazy Tonight’: Bogdan Bogdanovic, Dwyane Wade & Others React To Utah Jazz Winning Game 2 Against Clippers

Published 06/11/2021, 1:13 AM EDT
Jun 10, 2021; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) goes under LA Clippers forward Nicolas Batum (33) and lays the ball up to the basket during the second quarter of game two in the second round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Vivint Arena. Mandatory Credit: Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports


The Los Angeles Lakers and Utah Jazz put on quite a show in the first game of the series. Both teams were going back and forth for most of the latter part of the game. But it was the Jazz who got the last word in and finished the night with a 112-109 victory. And not much changed when they locked horns in Game 2, and Utah now has a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference Semifinals. This means the LA Clippers might be doomed.

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Utah Jazz does it again

To nobody’s surprise, the Utah Jazz star player Donovan Mitchell had another stellar night in Game 2 which led to their sixth straight win of the playoffs. Mitchell had a 45-point performance in their first bout and the Clippers’ top scorer was Kawhi Leonard who finished with 23 points.

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Much like the first game, Leonard failed to get the support that he needed from the others, aside from Paul George and Reggie Jackson. The Jazz had taken a double-digit lead in the third quarter, which seemed like it would be a difficult task for the Clippers to catch up with.

Mitchell, as usual, added 37 points and his brilliant pick-and-roll offense did the trick again. Rudy Gobert was a monster with his whopping 20 rebounds. Naturally, the Clippers looked exhausted in this game as well. They entered this matchup after a long 7 game series against the Dallas Mavericks. But it’s possible the Jazz might put them out of their misery quicker. Meanwhile, Twitter was quick to respond to Game 2.

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Can the LA Clippers rally back?

Despite the Clippers gaining more momentum in the third quarter, it was too late. They had even closed down the deficit in the fourth quarter and were down by just one basket at one point, but to no avail. Donovan Mitchell has been on fire this season and when his offensive prowess is paired up with the Defensive Player of the Year, Rudy Gobert, they’re near unstoppable.

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The Jazz has had the best record this season for a reason and there is no way they’ll give up their 2-0 lead. It might take a miracle for the Clippers to pull off an upset.

Jun 10, 2021; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) runs into LA Clippers forward Nicolas Batum (33) while trying to get to the basket during the first quarter of game two in the second round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Vivint Arena. Mandatory Credit: Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports

Just as he did with the Clippers and had them adjust and go small against the Mavericks, Ty Lue now needs to figure out how to break the Jazz. However, this will be a much tougher job than the one the team pulled against Dallas.

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Yashima Bhatia

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Yashima Bhatia is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports who specialises in providing nuanced predictions and updates for matches. She has a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Yashima's love for playing the game came up at a young age, when the excitement of the games coupled with the intensity of the Playoffs had her hooked.

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