LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Paul and Jamal Crawford hit clutch 3-pointers in the final minute and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Utah Jazz 101-97 Friday night for their first victory of the preseason.
Crawford finished with 25 points and Spencer Hawes added 24. Blake Griffin had 17 points, and Paul finished with 11 points and nine assists for the Clippers (1-3).
Gordon Hayward scored 22 points to lead Utah (4-1). Trey Burke had 21 and Derrick Favors added 19 points and 10 rebounds.
Favors’ reverse layup gave Utah 92-89 edge late in the fourth quarter. Crawford responded with a tying 3-pointer before Rudy Gobert’s dunk gave the Jazz the lead back with 1:02 left.
Paul’s 3 with 41.7 left put the Clippers back in front. Favors made a free throw at the other end, tying it at 95, but Crawford’s fifth 3 with 18.5 seconds remaining and Hawes added a breakaway dunk.
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