For the second straight game, Leonard and George overwhelmed Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks, combining to score 45 points in the first three quarters to help the Clippers even this Western Conference first-round playoff series at 2-2 with a 106-81 rout on Sunday at American Airlines Center.
The Mavericks could not contain Leonard for the third straight game, as the All-Star forward made 11-of-15 shots and tallied 29 points and 10 rebounds. And George scored 13 of 20 points in the second quarter, when the Clippers opened a 48-29 lead with 6:58 left before halftime.
“I think we both have just done a great job of complementing each other,” George said of him and Leonard leading the Clippers back into this series. “[Leonard] has been all-out driving and attacking and putting pressure on their bigs at the rim. Myself, as well. When he needs a break and a breather, now I am in attack mode. I think we are just doing a great job of countering each other.
“This is ultimately what we wanted to get to — being able to share the court together and doing it on both ends together.”
Kawhi (29 PTS) and the Clippers run through the Mavs in Game 4 to tie up the series 2-2 ✋ pic.twitter.com/sCQHGAkoDv
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 31, 2021
The Clippers cruise to a win over the Mavs in Game 4 💪
Kawhi: 29 Pts, 10 Reb
PG: 20 Pts, 9 reb pic.twitter.com/9I6GLCvJoM
— ESPN (@espn) May 31, 2021