The Los Angeles Clippers, in incredibly Clippers fashion, forced a Game 7 with a 98-93 Game 6 win over the Jazz in Utah. They will host the series’ deciding game on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET on ABC in a game available for live stream on Watch ESPN.
The Clippers held a 14-point fourth-quarter lead on Friday but nearly squandered it in the game’s final moments. Chris Paul summed it up best after the game: “It wouldn’t be us if it wasn’t dramatic.”
Thankfully, the perennial All-Star turned in one of his better performances early on to compensate for some poor decisions down the stretch. Paul put up 29 points on 10-of-20 shooting, along with eight assists and two steals.
Doc Rivers has unleashed Paul for much of the series.
At times on Friday, CP3 looked like Russell Westbrook, fearlessly attacking the rack. Other times, he looked like James Harden, penetrating the lane with the intention of kicking to the open shooter.
Paul will need to be the two leading MVP candidates morphed into one if the short-handed Clippers hope to get past a full-strength Jazz team.
Chris Paul, Point Gawd of Gawds. (Part 1) pic.twitter.com/jCxfjz1SAV— Point God (@World_Wide_Wob) April 29, 2017
That still might not be enough.
The Jazz have proved as tough an opponent as they come and had the Clippers on the ropes after Game 5. Joe Johnson has buried Los Angeles down the stretch more than once in the series, and Gordon Hayward is averaging a career-best 23.3 points on 43 percent three-point shooting for the series.
It’s set the scene for an incredible Game 7 that you can watch on Sunday. Here’s how:
Game 7: No. 4 Los Angeles Clippers vs. No. 5 Utah Jazz
TIME: 3:30 p.m. ET
WHERE: Staples Center, Los Angeles
SERIES: 3-3, tie
LIVE STREAM: WATCH ESPN