For so much of Saturday night’s game, the Clippers were a listless and defensively challenged group.
It wasn’t until the Clippers dropped into a 25-point hole in the third quarter that they seemed to summon the energy to compete with the Utah Jazz.
But like it often happens when teams attempt to come back, the Clippers’ rally eventually stalled and they wound up dropping a 125-113 game to the Jazz at Vivint Smart Home Arena.
“Honestly, we just didn’t have it,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “I thought they played a lot harder than us, which I rarely say.
“I thought they played desperate. They lost a game at home last night and they didn’t want to lose two in a...