Jazz prove worth against Clippers in potential playoff teaser

If you’re the type of person who hates those “If the season ended now бн” playoff scenarios, hide your eyes.

But if the NBA season ended now, the Jazz and Clippers would meet in the first round of the playoffs.

Thanks to Utah’s 114-108 victory over Los Angeles in Salt Lake City Monday night, the Jazz would enjoy home-court advantage, and host four games in that series бн if the season ended now. The Jazz are now 42-25, and hold a two-game advantage over the Clippers (40-27) in the battle for the No. 4 seed in the West, with each team having 15 games remaining.

Of course, plenty can happen between now and then, but it appears unlikely either team will catch current No. 3 seed Houston (which is four games up on the Jazz). And the No. 6 Thunder are 2 1/2 games behind the Clippers.

ESPN reporter Chris Haynes pointed out that Iguodala is famous for making off-the-cuff remarks to see reporters “squirm,” but that his comments Friday created an “awkward” atmosphere in the locker room.

“You could see reporters around, when he used that word, kind of grimacing,” Haynes reported.

Iguodala told ESPN he was in no way referring to Kerr with the “master” comment, and that it was just an inside joke in the locker room.

“Me and Steve are cool,” Iguodala said. “[People] can think Cheap Liverpool Soccer Jerseys what they want to think.”

Kerr said after the game he plans to rest Iguodala, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green Saturday against the Spurs in San Antonio, their seventh road game in the last Cheap Michael Jordan Jerseys For Sale eight contests. The Warriors have lost four of their last six games.