Kawhi Leonard (31 points), Paul George (31) and Marcus Morris Sr. (24) made sure the Clippers took the win, despite Leonard having taken a nasty fall late in the game. He was removed with about 4 minutes on the clock, but the damage to the Jazz had already been done. The Clippers won by a decisive 118-104, and they’re ready for Game 5. They’ll get that chance when these two teams return to the court tomorrow night.
Bucks and Nets to Battle Tonight
The Milwaukee Bucks and the Brooklyn Nets are also at two games each after the Bucks tied things up this past Sunday. The Nets host tonight’s game at Barclays Center, and the Bucks are going to continue to rally. They’ve taken the last two games, with Giannis Antetokounmpo accounting for 34 of the Bucks’ 107 points this past weekend. Game 5 should provide a hint at what is coming from the Bucks for the rest of the postseason.
The Nets will be able to count on Kevin Durant, but it is still not clear if James Harden will be able to take the court. He went down with an ankle injury in the last game and was initially ruled out for tonight. However, the Nets have upgraded him to questionable and he will now be a game-time decision. Given the way the Bucks have been playing lately, they are favored even if Harden’s in the game, and are getting -190 to the Nets’ +155. The spread sits at 4 points, which won’t be an issue tonight. The Over/Under of 217.5 (-110) seems a little low by most standards; however, these two teams haven’t been putting up great numbers. They have barely cracked 200 points in previous games, and only reached 169 in Game 3. This one, however, is likely to go over as the battle intensifies.