While the Los Angeles Clippers have dominated the series in recent years, the Utah Jazz still hold an 83-47 advantage in the win column since the Clippers moved to Los Angeles from San Diego. Utah also holds the advantage in postseason play as they have won both series’ the two teams have played, including a 3-game sweep in the first round in 1997 and a 3-2 win in 1992.
Even though the record is lopsided in favor of the Jazz, there have still been some incredibly intense and meaningful matchups between the two organizations over the years.
Here is a look at the most memorable of those games — the games that die-hard Jazz fans won’t forget — whether good or bad.
February 19 and 20, 1988
While the Jazz won both games handily, it was the nearly flawless play of John Stockton that make the two games memorable as he produced his first back-to-back 20-assist performances. In the first game, he totaled 19 points on 8 for 9 shooting from the floor while handing out 21 assists and collecting eight steals in a 98-88 victory. The following night was nearly a mirror image as he had 16 points on 7 for 8 shooting to go along with 21 assists and six steals while committing just one turnover in a 120-103 win.
April 4, 1992
After a sluggish start that saw them trail by 12 at the break, the Jazz used a big second half to knock off the Clippers 98-89 and advance to the second round of the playoffs. Jeff Malone was the catalyst for Utah in the clincher with 25 points while Karl Malone chipped in with 19 points, 16 rebounds and five blocks.
February 2, 1996