April 23, 2017, 9:37 pm
Joe Johnson poured in 28 points, five rebounds, five assists and one steal on 12-of-17 shooting in 35 minutes in a 105-98 home win vs. the Clippers in Game 4.
Johnson has been killing the Clips all season and they just don’t have anyone on the roster capable of guarding him. He came into the game averaging 16.3 points, but the five rebounds and assists came as a surprise because Johnson isn’t really known as much of a playmaker or rebounder. With Gordon Hayward out for the majority of the game, Johnson really had the green light tonight and he took advantage of it. Hayward might return next game, which would hamper Johnson’s usage but he’s been able to put up good scoring numbers even with Hayward playing so it shouldn’t be too much of a problem. Johnson looks to continue this hot streak in Game 5 on Tuesday.