Joel Embiid, Kendrick Perkins & Others React to Kawhi Leonard and Clippers Winning Game 4 Against Jazz

Published 06/15/2021, 1:09 AM EDT
Jun 14, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) dunks for a basket against Los Angeles Clippers guard Paul George (13) and forward Marcus Morris Sr. (8) during the second half in game four in the second round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs. at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports


After the fans jokes Paul George was subjected to last season because of his pathetic performances and being called “Pandemic P”, it is safe to say he has turned the narrative around drastically. Whether or not the LA Clippers win this series against the Utah Jazz, they have proved why they deserved to be title favorites last season before it all went downhill.

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Although the series started off with the Jazz leading 2-0, the Clippers caught up to them and have now tied the series. Kawhi Leonard and Paul George‘s Grade A performances did the trick in Game 3 and once again in Game4.

However, this game was different than the one before. The Jazz had taken a good lead at the starting of Game 3, but the Clippers flipped the switch. Unlike that, LA started with a bang and did not give up their lead. In fact, the Jazz was down by double-digits by the time the first half came to an end.

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This incredible comeback by the Clippers is one that had fans rushing on Twitter to give their opinion. Looks like the Utah Jazz is at the brink of being dethroned as the best team in the Western Conference.

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If it weren’t for Leonard and PG’s stellar performances, the Jazz could have gone for the sweep. Winning Game 3 was most crucial because no team has ever made it back after a 3-0 deficit. Once they took care of that, the Clippers were a different team altogether.

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They came with all guns firing in Game 4 hoping to tie the series and did exactly that. Both Kawhi and PG finished the night with a combined 62 points and 16 rebounds. They also had Marcus Morris Sr. at his best who added 24 points to the scoreboard alone. Their desperation on both ends of the floor worked wonders for them and Donovan Mitchell‘s  37-point performance came of no use.

Jun 14, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (2) blocks a shot against Utah Jazz forward Bojan Bogdanovic (44) during the second half in game four in the second round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs. at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The Clippers have responded well in do-or-die situations this season. They even made out alive of their series with Dallas Mavericks despite being down 2-0. With their backs against the wall, Utah needs to come back to the path they strayed away from so quickly. Otherwise, their incredible season will be a waste and the Clippers will be the ones facing the Suns in the Conference Finals.

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Yashima Bhatia

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Yashima Bhatia is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports who specialises in providing nuanced predictions and updates for matches. She has a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Yashima's love for playing the game came up at a young age, when the excitement of the games coupled with the intensity of the Playoffs had her hooked.

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