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Clippers force a deciding Game 7 with 98-93 victory at Utah

Clippers force a deciding Game 7 with 98-93 victory at Utah

The odds against them, the Clippers had to dig deep and make a stand in Game 6 of the Western Conference playoffs.

With all the resolve they could summon, the Clippers saved their season with a 98-93 victory over the Utah Jazz on Friday night at Vivint Smart Home Arena.

L.A. had come here having lost Game 5 at Staples Center, putting the Clippers in a 3-2 hole, the odds squarely in favor of the Jazz because the team that won the fifth game of an NBA playoff series had won the best-of-seven event 84.4% of the time.

But the Clippers staved off elimination to tie the series at 3-3, playing stellar defense and efficiently on offense to force a deciding Game 7 at Staples on...

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