Johnson, who hit the winning shot in Game 1, scored 11 straight Jazz points during a crucial stretch in the fourth quarter, including a pull-up jumper for a 91-90 lead with 3:55 remaining after trailing by seven early in the period. The Clippers never led again after controlling the game for most of the night.
Rodney Hood and Joe Ingles also hit huge baskets for Utah down the stretch. The Jazz needed all the help they could get after Gordon Hayward left with food poisoning.
The series returns to Los Angeles for Game 5 on Tuesday night....
CHICAGO -- After watching Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas dominate his team to the tune of 33 points in a 104-95 Game 4 loss on Sunday night, the frustration that has been building up inside of Chicago Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg finally boiled over. Hoiberg believes that Thomas has been carrying the ball at various points through the series and is upset about how the All-Star point guard is being officiated.
"Let me say this, Isaiah Thomas is a hell of a player," Hoiberg began. "An unbelievable competitor -- he's a warrior, everything he's going through right now. He had a hell of a game tonight. But when you're allowed to discontinue your dribble on every possession, he is impossible to guard. He's impossible to guard when you're able to put your hand underneath the ball and take two or three steps and put it back down. It's impossible to guard him in those situations."
Hoiberg said he has been talking to officials throughout the series, telling them that he feels Thomas is carrying the ball. Hoiberg said he has been told by the officials that they would watch for the violation....
They found another gear in Chicago.
Thomas scored 33 points, and the Celtics beat the Bulls 104-95 on Sunday to tie their first-round playoff series at 2-all....
A recurring theme throughout the series has been Oklahoma City's tendency to lose leads when Westbrook sits in the second half. It happened again on Sunday, as the Thunder were outscored 13-4 in a stretch that lasted from late in the third quarter to early in the fourth. The lapse turned a 75-68 lead into an 81-79 deficit.
Thunder center Steven Adams was asked about the issue, and Westbrook interrupted....
Nene scored 28 points on perfect shooting from the field, and the Rockets beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 113-109 on Sunday to take a 3-1 lead in their first-round playoff series.
The 6-foot-11 center from Brazil made all 12 of his shots and had 10 rebounds. It was an impressive performance from a reserve who averaged about nine points per game in the regular season....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2015-2016 Philippine Cup||10||13||0.435||8th|
|2014-2015 Governors' Cup||6||6||0.500||6th|
|2014-2015 Commissioners' Cup||5||7||0.417||7th|
|2014-2015 Philippine Cup||4||8||0.333||9th|
|2013-2014 Governors' Cup||3||7||0.300||8th|
|2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup||2||7||0.222||9th|
|2013-2014 Philippine Cup||5||11||0.312||6th|
|2012-2013 Governors' Cup||4||6||0.400||6th|
|2012-2013 Commissioners' Cup||5||9||0.357||9th|
|2012-2013 Philippine Cup||4||10||0.286||9th|