Submit Up: Clippers Reside to Struggle One other Day
After falling behind 3-1 to the Phoenix Suns within the Western Convention Finals, it was do or die time for the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday evening. Can Paul George and co. will this Clippers group to a Sport 6?
No. 2 Phoenix Suns 116, No. 4 Los Angeles Clippers 102
The Clippers had their backs to the wall for Sport 5 after dropping a winnable Sport 4 on Saturday evening, however Los Angeles saved hope alive for at the least yet another recreation. Paul George performed an outstanding recreation dropping a game-high 41 factors to go together with 13 rebounds, six assists and three steals. Nonetheless, the story of the evening got here from the Clippers bench in DeMarcus Cousins, who performed simply 11 minutes and supplied 15 factors, three assists, and two rebounds. The Clippers additionally acquired nice video games from Reggie Jackson and Marcus Morris, each of whom eclipsed 20 factors; Jackson with 23 and Morris with 22.
The Suns fell behind rapidly on Monday evening, falling into an early 10 level deficit within the first quarter, and regardless of a robust recreation from Devin Booker, who had a team-high 31 factors, it wasn’t sufficient to erase the hole. Chris Paul had a greater evening taking pictures than he did on Saturday however nonetheless left one thing to be desired, scoring 22 factors on a below-average 8-for-19 taking pictures. Deandre Ayton, Jae Crowder and Mikal Bridges solely mixed for 19 whole factors on the evening.
The Clippers nonetheless have numerous work to do, however can have the prospect to even the sequence 3-3 at dwelling in Los Angeles on Wednesday evening.