The Utah Jazz once again showed they can not be trusted.
The Jazz, who are now officially the most fraudulent team in the NBA, blew a 25-point lead to the Los Angeles Clippers. Los Angeles got Paul George back last night – which was clearly a big boost for the Clippers. The Clippers could’ve had Paul George and Kawhi Leonard back last night, but if the Jazz were up 25-points in the second half, they needed to leave the game with a win.
Utah’s loss was eerily similar to Game 6 of last year’s conference semifinals series between the two, when the Jazz were again up by 25 points and lost by 12 points. This is what Utah does, and every bettor should stay clear of touching any future attached to them.
On the season, the Jazz have the best offensive rating in the NBA, are just outside the top 10 in defensive rating and fourth in net rating. Those numbers have as much worth to me as monopoly money.
Prior to last year’s collapse to the Clippers, the Jazz blew a 3-1 lead in the bubble to the Denver Nuggets. This is a franchise, especially in the Donovan Mitchell-Rudy Gobert era, that has proven it doesn’t have what it takes to even make the Western Conference Finals.
With the Phoenix Suns, Memphis Grizzlies and Golden State Warriors waiting for the Jazz in a potential second round series, there is no way Utah advances to the conference finals.
One moment that stuck out to me was Mitchell’s postgame presser where he acknowledged the Jazz’s history of blowing leads.
This is now a mental thing with the Jazz. The stats always say they are a good team, but I don't’ believe that Utah believes it can get the job done.
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