Clippers beat Jazz in stunning performance to reach Western Conference Finals for the first time

The Los Angeles Clippers clinched their second-round series and a spot in the Western Conference finals for the first time in franchise history after winning 131-119 over the Utah Jazz in Game 6 on Friday.

The Clippers face the second-place Phoenix Suns Sunday, who finished in the top five on offense and defense to earn the NBA’s best record, 52-20.

The Clippers were down by 25 in the third quarter. However, Terence Mann brought life back to the team and finished the game with a career-high 39 points. Most of the points Mann scored came in the third quarter thanks to a 17-0 run that started midway through the quarter.

Mann played in just 41 games this season and scored an average of 2.4 points in 8.8 minutes per game.

Paul George followed Mann closely with a well-rounded performance, scoring 28 points, nine rebounds, and seven assists, while Reggie Jackson scored 27 points and contributed 10 assists. 

 
Terance Mann

 

Terance Stanley Mann is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association . (wikipedia)

 
 
Los Angeles Clippers

 

The Los Angeles Clippers are an American professional basketball team based in Los Angeles. (wikipedia)

 
 
Kawhi Leonard

 

Kawhi Anthony Leonard is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association . (wikipedia)

 
 
Phoenix Suns

 

The Phoenix Suns are an American professional basketball team based in Phoenix, Arizona. The Suns compete in the National Basketball Association , (wikipedia)

 
 
Utah Jazz

 

The Utah Jazz are an American professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City. The Jazz compete in the National Basketball Association as a member of the league’s Western Conference, (wikipedia)

 
 
Donovan Mitchell

 

Donovan Mitchell Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association . He played college basketball for the Louisville Cardinals. (wikipedia)

 
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