We’ve got a real contrast of styles in this playoff matchup, as the Los Angeles Clippers and Utah Jazz have totally different philosophies. The Clippers were the sixth best offense in the NBA in the regular season, scoring 108.7 points per game, while the Jazz were 28th with an average of 100.7 points per game.
But when it comes to defense, Utah holds the advantage. The Jazz gave up only 96.8 points per game, which made them the top defense in the NBA. Los Angeles was in the middle of the pack in the defense department, finishing 12th with an average of 104.4 points per game.
The Clippers and Jazz both finished the regular season with 51-31 records, so we should be in for a very closely contested series. The Clips were awarded the four-seed due to them holding a 3-1 edge over the Jazz in their regular season contests. This is the Clippers’ sixth straight playoff appearance, and their postseason success still hinges on the triumvirate of Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, and DeAndre Jordan.
While the Clippers are no stranger to the postseason, this is Utah’s first appearance in the playoffs since the 2011-2012 season. They also haven’t advanced past the first round since the 2009-2010 season. Gordon Hayward will look to break this drought by scoring in bunches, while Rudy Gobert will do his damage by controlling the paint.
Now that the stage has been set, let’s breakdown all of the different ways you can watch tonight’s game between the Clippers and Jazz.
Los Angeles Clippers vs. Utah Jazz Game 1 Viewing Details
Date: Saturday, April 15, 2017
Time: 10:30 P.M. EST
Location: Staples Center in Los Angeles, California
TV Channel: ESPN
Spread: Los Angeles -5.5, O/U 198.5
How To Live Stream Los Angeles Clippers vs. Utah Jazz Game 1 Online
Your best bet for watching the Clippers battle the Jazz via a live stream is WatchESPN. You will need your log-in and password information for your cable or satellite provider and you’re good to go.
If you don’t have access to a cable or satellite log-in, you can watch the game through Sling TV. Sling TV is a service that allows subscribers to watch live and on-demand TV channels on TVs, computers, or mobile devices for a monthly fee. It’s just like a cable or satellite TV service, except it’s delivered over the internet. The service’s Orange package includes ESPN and costs $20 a month, but you can sign up for a free seven-day trial. If you cancel your subscription within the week, you will not be charged. Once signed up, simply download the app for your computer to start watching.
You can also live stream ESPN online through DIRECTV NOW. DIRECTV offers a free seven-day trial, so you will receive a full week free before your paid membership begins. If you cancel your subscription within the seven day period, you will not be charged. DIRECTV NOW is available on Desktop, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Chromecast.
Watch Los Angeles Clippers vs. Utah Jazz Game 1 On Phone, Tablet Or Mobile
If you can’t watch tonight’s game on your TV or computer, the Worldwide Leader has you covered with the WatchESPN app. As long as you have a cable or satellite provider, you can download the app for free in the App Store, Google Play, Amazon Store, or Windows Store.
You can also watch the game on the Sling app. Sign up for a free Sling trial and download their app from the App Store or Google Play. There is also a Sling app for Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, and Amazon Fire TV.