Los Angeles entered Monday night's Game 4 at Staples Center hoping to pull even with the Jazz and got off to a strong start, as the Clippers built their lead as high as 29 points.
Leonard took a pass from Patrick Beverley and drove the lane before putting Utah's Derrick Favors on a poster, giving the Clippers a 62-38 lead with 1:24 to go before intermission.
With fans at Staples Center still limited, the most noteworthy reaction might have been on the faces of the stunned Jazz players. But the reverberations certainly were felt far and wide.
The Clippers prevailed 118-104 to knot the Western Conference semifinals 2-2.
'A major Kawhi-light' Leonard dunks all over Derrick Favors
Kawhi Leonard takes flight to throw down a nasty poster on Derrick Favors.
Kawhi's dunk interrupts Embiid's news conference: 'That was crazy!'
Joel Embiid stops midsentence during his news conference to react to Kawhi Leonard's dunk against the Jazz.