The LA Clippers bullied the Utah Jazz for almost the entire length of Game 4 to record a convincing 118-104 win at Staples Center on Monday night. With this victory, Tyronn Lue’s men managed to erase a 0-2 deficit for the second time during the 2021 NBA Playoffs.
Kawhi Leonard and Paul George did most of the damage as the duo combined for 62 points to lead the way for the LA Clippers. Donovan Mitchell recorded 37 points of his own, his sixth consecutive 30-point game in the playoffs, but couldn’t steer the Utah Jazz to safety.
Without further ado, let’s look at five reasons why the LA Clippers cruised to a 118-104 win against the Utah Jazz in Game 4.
The Utah Jazz scored the first bucket of Game 4, but the LA Clippers controlled the situation immediately after. Led by Kawhi Leonard and Marcus Morris Sr., the hosts went on a rampage, especially from downtown.
Donovan Mitchell struggled to get good looks of their own as the Clippers played with energy on defense and closed out spaces quickly. The early efforts bore fruit and Ty Lue’s men were able to establish a 30-13 lead by the end of the first quarter.
A similar situation ensued in the second period, and the Utah Jazz were left trailing by as many as 29 points with more than half of the game still left to play. This early momentum was enough to see the LA Clippers through.
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