Two years ago, the Clippers perplexingly blew a 3-1 lead to the Rockets in the second round. Last year, the Clippers lost Chris Paul and Blake Griffin to season-ending injuries in a first-round loss to the Trail Blazers.
Yet, the Clippers almost refuse to take advantage.
Aaron Falk of The Salt Lake Tribune:
Be careful what you wish for.
Just because the Jazz won one game with Gobert doesn’t mean they’re better without him. Sure, his teammates might step up in his absence. But I’d rather have him and his teammates’ usual production.