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Podcast: Are the Clippers now the favorites against the Jazz?

The Clippers got the worst news they could have gotten Wednesday when they learned that their best player, Kawhi Leonard, would be unavailable for Game 5 and for the rest of the second-round series. Under those circumstances, it would have been totally reasonable for the Clippers — who have never advanced to the conference finals in franchise history — to let that affect their play in a negative way in Salt Lake City.

But these Clippers are far more resilient than that. Having gone through the fire of this pandemic-riddled season and the seven-game gauntlet in round one, this team is battle-tested and ready to fight, no matter who is available.