How was your week

Posted: June 19, 2021 by Sports Time Radio in sports

Last night the Los Angeles Clippers advanced to the Western Conference finals for the first time in franchise history. They got their by beating the Utah Jazz 131-119 in Game 6 of their playoff series.

The Clippers found a surprising hero last night as Terance Mann scored a game high 39 points for Los Angeles. Mann averaged only 7 points a game for the Clippers during the regular season, but saw his minutes increased with Kawhi Leonard out with an injury. Mann played 36 minutes in last nights game and went 15 of 21 from the field including making 7 of the 10 3-pointers he attempted. Mann also converted his only two free throw chances to get him to his 39 points.

Mann did have some help as Paul George scored 28 points. Reggie Jackson posted a double-double last night with 27 points and a game high 10 assists. Nicholas Batum was the other Clippers starter to score in double digits adding 16 points while Patrick Beverly came off the Los Angeles bench and pitched in 12 points.

Donavan Mitchell did everything he could last ight to help the Jazz as he almost posted a triple-double. Mitchell tied Mann for the games scoring lead with 39 points while he also grabbed 9 rebounds and handed out 9 assists. Royce O’Neale and Rudy Gobert put up double-doubles for Utah last night. O’Neale had 21 points and 10 rebounds while Gobert scored 12 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. The other Utah starter to reach double figures in points was Bojan Bogdanovic who had 14 points. Jordan Clarkson came off the Jazz bench to contribute 21 points unfortunately the Jazz bench only scored 28 points in last nights game.

The Jazz where the #1 seed in the Western Conference, but they’re making another early playoff exit. To be fair to Utah the Clippers where in the 4th spot coming into the playoffs and everyone thought they where a much better team than that seeding spot. Of course the Clippers also won the final two games of this series without their best player; Leonard.

Now the Clippers are in the Western Conference finals which actually tips off tomorrow as the Phoenix Suns have been waiting for the winner of the Utah/Los Angeles Series. Game 1 of the Western Conference finals is scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m. and you can find the game on ABC.

Now over in the Eastern Conference it’s a little bit different story as we’re still waiting to find out who will face off in the conference finals.

We have two Game 7’s in the Eastern Conference one tonight and one tomorrow night. The winners of those game 7’s will face off in the Eastern Conference finals.

Tonight the Brooklyn Nets are the home team as they’ll face the Milwaukee Bucks in that game 7. It’s been the home team in every game in this series that has gotten the win. You would think that would make the Nets the favorites coming into tonight’s game, but remember they’re playing without Kyrie Irving again and James Harden still doesn’t seem to be 100% after coming back from his hamstring injury.

Let me know who you got in this one!

Then tomorrow night the Philadelphia 76ers will host the Atlanta Hawks it their game 7. This series has been very back and forth; so it looks like the game could go either way. Of course if Joel Embiid can find a way to takeover then that gives Philadelphia a big edge, but he’s also been a little banged up.

Same thing here; let me know who you got!

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Comments
  1. I predicted that the Clippers would close out the series last year, but I’m not as confident about my upset prediction tonight when I really went out on a limb and picked the Bucks to advance. This, even though no road team has won so far in the series.

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