Let the mind games begin entering Tuesday's Game 2.
The Jazz won the opener in Los Angeles, and of course both teams are looking to gain an edge in any way possible.
There was Clippers guard Raymond Felton, who said he almost wishes Utah's Rudy Gobert "would come back and play" because he thought the Jazz played better without their injured center.
There was all-star Gordon Hayward, who said the Jazz needed to "be as desperate" as the Clippers figure to be Tuesday night.
This is just the beginning for both teams.
"We know that they are going to come out and be a lot more physical tonight," Hayward said. "We have to be ready for that."