Playoff series tied at 2-2 after Jazz lose 104-118 to Clippers

Kawhi Leonard, Derrick Favors, Donovan Mitchell
Posted at 11:00 PM, Jun 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-15 01:07:15-04

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kawhi Leonard and Paul George each scored 31 points — the second straight game they have both had over 30 points — and the Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Utah Jazz 118-104 in Game 4 Monday night to even their Western Conference second-round series at two games apiece.

Leonard provided the highlight of the night with his dunk late in the second quarter. He got the ball just beyond the 3-point line, drove past Royce O’Neale in the lane and then slammed it over Derrick Favors to give the Clippers a 62-38 lead with 1:24 remaining in the second quarter.

Donovan Mitchell led Utah with 37 points, making him the first player since Golden State’s Stephen Curry in 2019 to have six straight 30-point games in the playoffs.

The series returns to Salt Lake City for Game 5 on Wednesday, then back to Los Angeles on Friday for Game 6.