After trailing by as many as 21 points, the Clippers trimmed the Jazz’s lead to 104-103 with 5:34 left. But then the Jazz closed the game with an 13-8 run.
The Jazz featured Donovan Mitchell (37 points), Jordan Clarkson (24), Joe Ingles (19), Bojan Bogdanovic (16) and Rudy Gobert (12) in double digits. The Clippers leaned on Reggie Jackson (29), Kawhi Leonard (27) and Paul George (21).
The Clippers overcame a 2-0 series deficit against the Dallas Mavericks in the first round. But no team in NBA history has won multiple series in the same postseason after trailing 2-0.
Game 3 is Saturday in Los Angeles at Staples Center.
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Jazz hold off Clippers to take 2-0 series lead in NBA playoffs