The seemingly snakebit Utah Jazz stole Game 1 of their first round NBA Playoff series with the Clippers tonight with a tough 97-95 win in Los Angeles. The victory was rather incredible because, 17 seconds into the game, one of the Jazz’s most important (if not the most important) players, Rudy Gobert, went down with a sprained knee. While his status for the remainder of the series is unclear, Gobert missed the remainder of Game 1, and the Jazz were able to pull off a win without him. While having to win the series without Gobert would still be a daunting task, the Jazz are not “done” yet. Let’s take a look at some tweets from right after Gobert’s injury.
Clippers finally catch a break, jazz are done
— John Middlekauff (@JohnMiddlekauff) April 16, 2017
did this series end in 17 seconds???
— El Flaco (@bomani_jones) April 16, 2017
Just like that…..the Jazz are done
— Daniel Spight (@D_SpightRivals) April 16, 2017
Turn on Clippers/Jazz
Gobert gets hurt in 1st minute
Turn off Clippers/Jazz
— Jeff Feyerer (@jfey5) April 16, 2017
Utah Jazz right now. pic.twitter.com/j6LBoYjJEa
— Gieson Cacho (@gcacho) April 16, 2017
The Utah Jazz's playoff run ended 3 seconds in. #UTAatLAC
— Herb Scribner (@HerbScribner) April 16, 2017
I really can't imagine what's going through the Jazz's head right now. Their entire season may have just fallen apart.
— Nathaniel Friedman (@freedarko) April 16, 2017
OMFG THE JAZZ ARE DONE ALREADY!
— iPodKingCarter (@iPodKingCarter) April 16, 2017
If Gobert leg injury is serious as it looked — he was helped off the floor — the Clips-Jazz series might have lasted all of 15 seconds..
— Bill Plaschke (@BillPlaschke) April 16, 2017
Simply put: this series is over if Gobert is gone. And it could be over without much of a fight. https://t.co/PhBS8tIo0D
— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) April 16, 2017
If Gobert misses any time in this series, the Jazz are cooked… https://t.co/msiRKZ4cFw
— John Jastremski (@john_jastremski) April 16, 2017
So much for the Jazz
— Brant (@brant) April 16, 2017
The Clippers were a horrible matchup for the Jazz WITH Gobert…
— Jason Shepherd (@jsnshep) April 16, 2017