Clippers' Paul George on Jazz fans taunting him: I like it



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Clippers' Paul George on Jazz fans taunting him: I like it

Utah Jazz fans taunted Paul George with chants of "Playoff P" and the Los Angeles Clippers start afterward claimed he liked it. With 10 minutes and 11 seconds left to play in the game, Jazz fans started taunting George.

With 1:37 left, Jazz fans taunted George with chants of "overatted." "I like it," George said. "That part doesn't get to me. It's all respect. I've had good games here and I've had bad games here."

He added: "That's part of this game, to be honest. Crowd's going to be involved. You want that. As an opposing player, you kind of want that."

George didn't have a good game

George shot only 4-of-17 but still he managed to get to 20 points.

George scored seven points in the last three minutes -- including the three-pointer that got the Clippers to only three-point deficit. "Fact of the matter is, I didn't shoot the ball well," George said. "I thought I was indecisive on my approach.

But I will be a little bit better on taking the shots that I want." George also praised Jazz center Rudy Gobert. "The big fella is really good at just clogging the paint up and just sitting at the rim," George said of Gobert, who had 10 points, 12 rebounds and two blocks.

"And a lot of plays I was just forcing myself trying to get to the basket where he's there waiting for me. So I think just being decisive on approach of setting up, getting the shots that I want while he's in those coverages."

Meanwhile, Jazz star guard Donovan Mitchell delivered a big time performance as he scored 32 of his 45 points in the second half. "Yeah, I was definitely feeling it a little bit, but sometimes you've just got to dig deep into a different place," Mitchell said after the Jazz rallied from a 13-point halftime deficit for a 112-109 victory at Vivint Arena in this Western Conference second-round series.

"I was getting my ass kicked individually in the first half on both ends of the floor. I wasn't making the right reads. Luke [Kennard] hit a bunch of shots on me, Reggie [Jackson] hit a bunch of shots on me and there were situations where I was being lazy and letting that fatigue kind of get to me. "So, I came into halftime and just said, 'Look, I'm just going to have to find a way.' "