The Utah Jazz grabbed a 96-92 hard fought win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night to take control of their best-of-seven series. Gordon Hayward led the scoring effort as he bounced back from a bout with food poisoning recently. In addition, Utah fans were happy to see big man Rudy Gobert back on the floor for their team as part of the starting lineup. Here's a look at how Utah got the big win Tuesday evening to make it a 3-2 series in their favor with the Clippers.

How the game was won

On Tuesday night, Rudy Gobert was back in the lineup for the Jazz after his injury scare earlier in the series.

Gobert finished with another double-double performance to help in the win, notching 11 points and 11 rebounds as well as five steals and two blocks to go with it.

Gordon Hayward led the Utah Jazz, though, finishing with 27 points on 9-for-16 shooting. He knocked down 4-of-8 three-point shots and grabbed eight rebounds to go with four assists. The Jazz also got 36 points off the bench with Joe Johnson getting 14 of those and Rodney Hood, 16.

The Clippers moved out to an early 21-19 lead after one quarter but Utah roared back making it 46-43 in their favor at the half. The third quarter featured a mere combined 33 points between the two teams. In the final quarter, the Clippers managed to maintain a slim lead with Los Angeles fighting to tie or take over.

Unfortunately, time ran out on the home team.

At one point, it appeared Joe Johnson might be the big hero again for Utah, as he hit a clutch jumper with 20 seconds remaining to make it a five-point lead. However, Chris Paul helped bring his team within two, with about five seconds remaining. The Clippers employed their strategy of sending the home team to the free throw line with seconds to go.

George Hill's two makes at the line made it a four-point lead with just four seconds to go for the Clippers, leaving not enough time to win it.

With Blake Griffin done for the series, it was a combination of floor general Chris Paul and shooting guard J.J. Redick in this effort. Paul finished with 28 points on 10-for-19 shooting, including 4-of-6 three-pointers made.

He also dished out nine assists and had four rebounds in the loss. Redick had 26 points including his 9-for-10 performance at the charity stripe. He also made three of his three-point shots. DeAndre Jordan had another double-double as he pulled down 12 boards to go with his 14 points. Beyond those three players, no Clippers finished in double-digits, showing their lack of help in scoring.

When do they play next?

The Los Angeles Clippers and Utah Jazz will play again for Game 6 to possibly close out the series at home. That game is scheduled for Friday night at 10:30 p.m. Eastern Time on ESPN. If a Game 7 is necessary, that will take place in Los Angeles on Sunday with a time and channel to be announced.

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