During the Rudy Gobert-Donovan Mitchell era, the Utah Jazz were well-known for being a solid regular season team, but one that couldn't get far in the playoffs. There's no doubt that they have had many notable meltdowns in the postseasons.
One of those meltdowns came in the 2021 playoffs, where the Utah Jazz lost Game 6 against the Los Angeles Clippers, despite the fact that they had a huge lead. Clippers forward Terance Mann has recently explained how the Clippers managed to win the game, claiming that they knew they were "mentally stronger" than the Jazz. John Sexton of Clips Nation relayed the news.
“We were down by like 25 or something like that but… We knew we were mentally stronger than their team, so we knew we were going to bring ourselves back in the game and give ourselves a chance,” Mann said.
“Everybody was confident about that at half time and that kind of was the speech; we know what they’re capable of, we know they’re gonna let us back in the game. Just once we do get back in the game, stick to the game plan and do what we do.”
Terance Mann himself had an outstanding Game 6, scoring 39 points. There's no doubt that this comeback was one of the best ones in recent playoff history. Unfortunately, the Los Angeles Clippers were unable to make the playoffs this season, as they lost their play-in game against the New Orleans Pelicans.
The Los Angeles Clippers should be contenders next season, as superstar Kawhi Leonard will be returning to the roster. They have one of the deepest teams in the league, and they even added John Wall during the offseason. Hopefully, we see them have a deep playoff run, and they definitely have the talent to win a championship.