Donavan Mitchell scored 45 points and lifted the Jazz to a 112-109 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinals series.
Kawhi Leonard scored 23 points to lead Los Angeles. Paul George chipped in 20 points and 11 rebounds. Luke Kennard added 18 points while making a team-high four 3-pointers.
Utah and Los Angeles will play Game 2 on Thursday in Salt Lake City.
Rudy Gobert with the game-saving blocked shot. Utah defeats the Los Angeles Clippers 112-109 and the Jazz take Game 1…Donovan Mitchell with 45 points. Gobert shows up at the end. Utah erases a 13 point halftime deficit. And we head to Game 2 on Thursday night
— Tony Jones (@Tjonesonthenba) June 9, 2021