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Clippers vs. Utah Jazz preview

Clippers vs. Utah Jazz preview
Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward, left, drives past Clippers guard J.J. Redick during the Clippers' win at Staples Center on Dec. 29, 2014. (Paul Buck / European Pressphoto Agency)

In the first stop of an eight-game road trip, the Clippers, who have won five in a row, are set to play the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City on Wednesday.

The Jazz have lost three of their last five games.

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The Clippers are 11-7 on the road, and have won each of their three road games in January. When the Clippers win away from their home court, they typically win big: They're averaging a 13.7-point road-win margin, the best in the NBA.

The Clippers have won their last 12 games against the Utah Jazz, most recently a 101-97 victory at Staples Center on Dec. 29. In that game, the Clippers outshot the Jazz from the field, 46%-41%, as Blake Griffin finished with 24 points, seven assists and six rebounds.

The Clippers (31-14) are in fourth place in the Western Conference, 15 games ahead of the Jazz (16-29).

After playing the Jazz, the Clippers are scheduled to play at New Orleans, San Antonio, Brooklyn, Cleveland, Toronto, Oklahoma City and Dallas.

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