Last night, Talking Stick Resort Arena was full of loud Suns fans who were there to witness their team qualifying into the NBA Finals. Unfortunately for them, the Clippers played much better, and now the series is back in Los Angeles.
Paul George had an amazing performance, finishing with 41 points (15-20), 13 rebounds, six assists, and three steals. Without Kawhi Leonard, who is still injured, other players like Marcus Morris, Reggie Jackson, or DeMarcus Cousins stepped up.
So, the only question right now is: can they do it again?
In the first round, Dallas Mavericks took a 2-0 lead against the LA Clippers. The Californian-based team came back and qualified into the second round. Then, the Utah Jazz won the first two games of the series, but the end result was the same: Clippers advanced.
Before last night’s game, the Phoenix Suns had a 3-1 lead. Now, the score is 3-2, and Game 6 will be played in Staples Center. Tyronn Lue showed his class as a coach, and he has previous experience of coming back from 1-3 to win the series. We all remember what happened in the 2016 NBA Finals.
So, can the Clippers overcome the odds again, and show how resilient they are?
*photo: Mark J. Terrill/Associated Press