Joe Johnson shows way as bench sparks Jazz past Clippers to tie series

THE Utah Jazz went on a fourth quarter rally to beat the Los Angeles Clippers, 105-98, on Sunday in Salt Lake City (Monday, Manila time).

The Jazz trailed by seven with seven minutes but fought back, with Joe Johnson making the go-ahead jumper with under four minutes left, 91-90.

Johnson wound up with 28 points off the bench as Utah evened the best-of-seven series, 2-2.

Rodney Hood scored 18 and fellow reserve Derrick Favors added 17 for Utah.

Rudy Gobert had 15 points and 13 rebounds, while George Hill scored 13.

Game Five is on Tuesday in Los Angeles.

The Clippers, now without Blake Griffin for the rest of the playoffs due to a toe injury, got 27 points and 12 assists from Chris Paul.

Jamal Crawford scored 25 off the bench, DeAndre Jordan had 12 points and 10 rebounds, while JJ redick also scored 12.



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