Johnson scores 28, Jazz beat Clippers 105-98 to even series

How did they do that with Gordon Hayward having to leave the game, and be driven home by Dennis Lindsey? Nobody making shots. A sold-out crowd growing quieter by the second. He averaged career highs of 12.0 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.8 assists during the regular season. "I was on the team when she took off", Ingles said, "and then when she got to the airport, I wasn't". The Jazz, led by Joe Johnson, answered with a late fourth quarter run to win the game.

The Cavaliers finished off IN behind 33 points and 10 rebounds from James, who played all but three minutes.

The Jazz won even though Hayward did not play in the second half.

Johnson led the way with 28 points off the bench. Derrick Favors had 17 after being held to two in Game 3. However, they are without superstar forward Blake Griffin, who is ruled out of the postseason with an injury, and he might have played his last game for the Clippers.

After a slow start (no points in the first two-plus minutes) Ingles grabbed a steal and took it all the way to the hoop for a layup. Unlike the Hawks teams he used to carry into the playoffs, Johnson isn't Utah's best player.

The score was 84-79 Clippers, but the Jazz would soon benefit from a 25-11 scoring run during the final 6:57 of play, including a crucial pull-up jumper that gave Utah a one-point lead with just 3:55 remaining.

The Clippers defence was no match for Ingles' passing as he led teammates to the rack and found open guys all game long. Also, worth noting - Rodney Hood dropped 18 off the bench and we needed every bucket.

Nene made all 12 of his shots and had 10 rebounds.

You could see Hayward was struggling in his nine minutes, and wasn't really able to be his usual self. He helped keep Utah afloat during Gordon Hayward's absence and he was more effective than most fans would have thought before the game. But Los Angeles shot 44 percent from the field, compared to 54.1 percent for Utah.

With Gobert back and Favors playing a more manageable workload (24 minutes), the Jazz re-established their presence on the boards. If the Jazz go on to win this series, they will go down as series-changing triples. Game Four was evident of that with Utah outscoring L.A. 58-36 in the paint.

Utah was stronger with the ball on Sunday, committing only 13 turnovers (which led to only four Clippers points). With the latest injury suffered by the All-Star looking to hamper the National Basketball Association playoffs run of the DeAndre Jordan team, fans are certain that this will be the last season to see the core group whole.

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