Jordan Clarkson continues to put his own imprint on these playoffs, helping lead Utah Jazz to Game 2 win

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah Jazz fans react as Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) scores his 27th point in the first half of the game, with a 3-point shot in the final seconds of the first half, in second round playoff action in game 2 between the Utah Jazz and the LA Clippers, at Vivint Arena, on Thursday, June 10, 2021.(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah Jazz forward Royce O'Neale (23) reacts after drawing a foul, in second round playoff action in game 2 between the Utah Jazz and the LA Clippers, at Vivint Arena, on Thursday, June 10, 2021.(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah Jazz forward Bojan Bogdanovic (44) knocks the ball out of the hands of LA Clippers center Ivica Zubac (40) during Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals at Vivint Arena, on Thursday, June 10, 2021.(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) is stopped by LA Clippers forward Marcus Morris Sr. (8) and LA Clippers guard Paul George (13), in second round playoff action in game 2 between the Utah Jazz and the LA Clippers, at Vivint Arena, on Thursday, June 10, 2021.(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) plows pas LA Clippers forward Marcus Morris Sr. (8) for two points, in second round playoff action in game 2 between the Utah Jazz and the LA Clippers, at Vivint Arena, on Thursday, June 10, 2021.(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah Jazz forward Bojan Bogdanovic (44) knock the ball out of the hands of LA Clippers center Ivica Zubac (40), in second round playoff action in game 2 between the Utah Jazz and the LA Clippers, at Vivint Arena, on Thursday, June 10, 2021.(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah Jazz guard Joe Ingles (2) reacts as the Utah Jazz extend their lead at the end of the second half, in second round playoff action in game 2 between the Utah Jazz and the LA Clippers, at Vivint Arena, on Thursday, June 10, 2021.(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) LA Clippers center Ivica Zubac (40) pleads his case to referee Scott Foster (48), in second round playoff action in game 2 between the Utah Jazz and the LA Clippers, at Vivint Arena, on Thursday, June 10, 2021.(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune)Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) smiles at Utah Jazz forward Royce O'Neale (23) at the end of the second half, in second round playoff action in game 2 between the Utah Jazz and the LA Clippers, at Vivint Arena, on Thursday, June 10, 2021.(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) goes in for a lay-up), in second round playoff actin in game 2 between the Utah Jazz and the LA Clippers, at Vivint Arena, on Thursday, June 10, 2021.(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) is double-teamed by LA Clippers guard Reggie Jackson (1) and LA Clippers guard Paul George (13), in second round playoff action in game 2 between the Utah Jazz and the LA Clippers, at Vivint Arena, on Thursday, June 10, 2021.(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) 
 Utah Jazz forward Bojan Bogdanovic (44) shoots over LA Clippers forward Marcus Morris Sr. (8), in second round playoff action in game 2 between the Utah Jazz and the LA Clippers, at Vivint Arena, on Thursday, June 10, 2021.(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Donovan Mitchell (45) runs some time off the clock before scoring his 27th point in the first half of the game, with a 3-point- shot in the final seconds of the first half, in second round playoff action in game 2 between the Utah Jazz and the LA Clippers, at Vivint Arena, on Thursday, June 10, 2021.(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah Jazz fans react as Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) scores his 27th point in the first half of the game, with a 3-point shot in the final seconds of the first half, in second round playoff action in game 2 between the Utah Jazz and the LA Clippers, at Vivint Arena, on Thursday, June 10, 2021.(Rick Egan | The Sala Lake Tribune) Jazz fans cheer as the Clippers attempt a free throw during Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals at Vivint Arena, Thursday, June 10, 2021.(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah guard Joe Ingles (2) scores for the Jazz, in second round playoff action in game 2 between the Utah Jazz and the LA Clippers, at Vivint Arena, on Thursday, June 10, 2021.(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) receives the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year award for the third time in his career before Game 2 of the Westen COnference Semifinals against the LA Clippers at Vivint Arena, on Thursday, June 10, 2021.(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) LA Clippers guard Reggie Jackson (1) defends Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) in Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals at Vivint Arena, on Thursday, June 10, 2021.(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah  guard Donovan Mitchell (45) powers past LA Clippers guard Reggie Jackson (1) to score for the Jazz, in second round playoff action in game 2 between the Utah Jazz and the LA Clippers, at Vivint Arena, on Thursday, June 10, 2021.(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah Jazz forward Royce O'Neale (23) reacts after hitting a big 3-pointer putting the Jazz up by 7, late in the 4th quarter, in second round playoff action in game 2 between the Utah Jazz and the LA Clippers, at Vivint Arena, on Thursday, June 10, 2021.(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah  guard Donovan Mitchell (45) shoots as LA Clippers forward Nicolas Batum (33) defends, in second round playoff action in game 2 between the Utah Jazz and the LA Clippers, at Vivint Arena, on Thursday, June 10, 2021.(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune)LA Clippers guard Patrick Beverley (21) reacts after being called for a personal foul, in second round playoff action in game 2 between the Utah Jazz and the LA Clippers, at Vivint Arena, on Thursday, June 10, 2021.(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) LA Clippers guard Paul George (13) defends Utah Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson (00) Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals at Vivint Arena, on Thursday, June 10, 2021.

On Monday, Jordan Clarkson reached out to help a family whose food truck — which serves dishes native to the Philippines, one of the countries of which he is a citizen — was vandalized with anti-Asian graffiti.

Two days later, in Game 2 of the Utah Jazz’s second-round series against the Clippers, Clarkson delivered his own home cooking.

Within 15 seconds of entering the game at Vivint Arena, Clarkson shook his defender for a pull-up jumper. Less than a minute later, he toyed with L.A.’s Paul George before sinking a step-back three over the top of his head. By the time Utah secured the 117-11 win and a 2-0 series lead, Clarkson had cooked up 24 points — second only to Donovan Mitchell’s 37 — including going 6 of 9 from beyond the arc.

“He’s capable at any time of stringing possessions together where he’s not just making shots, he’s making plays,” Jazz coach Quin Snyder said. “I think our team not just relies on that but expects that from him, and he did that again tonight.

“It’s something we’ve been seeing over the course of the year, and that’s why he’s the Sixth Man of the Year.”

The 29-year-old last month became the first Jazz player to win that NBA award after averaging 18.4 points and 2.5 assists per game this season. Across seven playoff games, he’s averaging 19.3 points and 1.4 assists per game.

The Layton family that owns the World Famous Yum Yum Food Truck got to see Clarkson’s performance Thursday up close (about seven rows up, to be exact) after he gave them tickets to the game.

“Awesome,” was the reaction of 21-year-old Brevin Pierce, who usually works in the truck with his father, Ben. “We always come out to watch him but we’re usually so high up. It’s nice to be right here.”

Pierce said he hasn’t gotten to meet Clarkson in person. He’d like to — eventually.

“I hope so, but he’s busy right now,” said Pierce, a lifelong Jazz fan who wants to see this team win the franchise’s first NBA title. “We need him to focus.”

Clarkson paid for the repairs inside and out of the truck, which was spray-painted with racial slurs. He also teamed with print shop Identity Graphx to create a new exterior for the truck, which will be unveiled Saturday at the Philippines Independence Day celebration in Salt Lake City.

Clarkson, who identifies as Filipino-American, said the hate crime enraged him and he felt compelled to act.

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“There’s just no room for that,” Clarkson told ESPN, “especially right now. It’s been tough, tough years on this earth, this country, this world. There’s a lot of stuff going on. I feel like us together, and everybody finding a peace, will make things a lot more comforting in this world. We ain’t got no room for the hate no more. That’s got to go out of the window real quick.”

When asked if he thought Clarkson’s inspired play had anything to do with karma, Pierce said no.

“He’s just that good,” he said.

He’s good in another way too, Snyder said. The coach indicated Clarkson dishes out heaping servings of generosity on the daily.

“The word that kind of jumps out in front with Jordan is his authenticity, his sincerity about who he is, you know, as a person,” Snyder said. “And he knows who he is. You know, he’s authentic. He’s also just a giving, giving human being in so many respects.”