Last night, Phoenix Suns managed to beat the Los Angeles Clippers with a score of 84-80 and took a 3-1 lead in the Western Conference Finals. Without Kawhi Leonard, the Californian-based team doesn’t have any chance of coming back and winning this series.
However, today I want to talk about a different aspect of the game that bothered me. Devin Booker, Chris Paul, Paul George, and Reggie Jackson shot 88 times in this game and scored only 27 of their attempts. This means that they had a field goal percentage of 30.68%.
Booker had 8/22, Paul scored 6/22, George had 5/20, while Jackson attempted 24 shots and scored only eight times. Not to mention that Paul George missed six free throws, including some very important ones at the end of the game.
In my opinion, this is unacceptable. Ok, I know that the defenses played a huge part in the game, but we are talking about the Western Conference Finals. Those four players are making almost 110 million dollars this season, but they are scoring less than 31% of their shots.
Maybe they should come and play in EuroLeague, VTB League, or even ABA League if the NBA is too hard.