The teams combined for 81 free throw attempts, with Utah making 37 of 40 and the Clippers 33 of 41.
Points in the paint were identical and rebounds were close (36-35 Jazz), but the Clippers had a four-point edge on second-chance points.
That was enough.
NOTES: An unidentified Jazz employee was disciplined and had his access to the team Twitter account discontinued after what team officials deemed an inappropriate tweet regarding the firing of Nets coach Avery Johnson and Brooklyn’s interest in Phil Jackson. The tweet said Jackson only wants ‘‘great players,’’ an apparent reference to ex-Jazz point guard Deron Williams, who had criticized Johnson’s offense. ... Jazz point guard Mo Williams still has swelling in his sprained right thumb and remains out indefinitely. ... The Clippers got a scare late in the first quarter when Lamar Odom came up limping. He returned in the second and finished with 12 points. ... The Clippers failed to register a blocked shot despite coming into the game averaging 6.52.