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Clippers 117, Jazz 103: Inside the numbers

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Utah Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson (00) reacts as the Jazz trail the LA Clippers in the first half at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City on Friday, Dec. 8, 2023.

Utah Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson (00) reacts as the Jazz trail the LA Clippers in the first half at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City on Friday, Dec. 8, 2023.

Spenser Heaps, Deseret News

The Utah Jazz fell to 7-15 on the season with a 117-103 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night at the Delta Center.

Here’s a look inside the numbers from the Jazz’s loss:

Best performance: Kawhi Leonard hit a profusion of tough shots and played well on both ends of the floor en route to a 41-point, five-assist and five-rebound night.

Worst performance: Jordan Clarkson was off from the beginning of the game and wasn’t able to find his rhythm. He finished with just six points on 2-of-9 shooting overall and 0-of-3 from 3-point range.

46: The Jazz’s bench actually did a good job of trying to get the team back into things and finished the night with a combined 46 points, but the Clippers starters were able to overcome the late push.

44.1%: The Jazz were on the wrong side of another impressive shooting night. While a lot of the stats in the box score were pretty even for the two teams, it was the Clippers’ 44.1% 3-point shooting night that made the difference.

9: John Collins had his ninth double-double of the season with 19 points and 13 rebounds and also added four blocks and two steals.

Best of the best: While Leonard was scoring a boatload of points, Paul George also chipped in with 20 and held things down on the other end, picking up five steals.

Worst of the worst: The Jazz were able to keep the turnovers lower than they have been in some of their other losses this season, but a lot of them were live-ball, which led to 21 points for the Clippers.