Pretty much everything that could go wrong for the Utah Jazz in the first quarter of Monday’s Game 4 against the LA Clippers did.
Quin Snyder’s keys for the Jazz included:
• Getting more stops (LA hit 6 of 12 from 3) in order to generate some easy points in transition (Utah got zero fast-break points).
• Not turning the ball over (the Jazz committed six turnovers).
• Not allowing offensive rebounds (the Clippers got four, which led to six second-chance points).
Between all of that, plus the Jazz shooting just 6 of 21 overall and 1 of 7 from deep, it all added up to a disastrous 30-13 deficit after the first 12 minutes.
Nightmare opening quarter of Game 4 sees Utah Jazz trailing LA Clippers 30-13 /p>