Last night, the Suns beat the Clippers 130-103 to advance to the NBA Finals for the first time since 1993. Chris Paul led the Suns with 41 points, 4 rebounds, and 8 assists. It is Paul’s first ever Finals appearance after 16 years of being in the NBA. Center Deandre Ayton led the Suns with 17 rebounds in 40 minutes of game time. The Suns mentality heading into Game 6 was to finish the job in LA. We all know how much pressure they would’ve had on them if they had to come back to Phoenix to play in a Game 7 after being up 3-1. For CP3, he was on a “…don’t lose mission”. CP3 may have had the game of his life last night, especially in the 2nd half. Paul was 16/24 from the field and 7/8 from the 3 point line in just 34 minutes played. He was remarkable all night.
The Clippers will once again have a sour taste in their mouth. Without Kawhi Leonard, it was going to be tough to beat the fully powered Suns team but they certainly gave it all they had. Paul George was special throughout the series, but at the end of the day it came down to the Suns being the team with more depth. LA couldn’t keep up with the Suns big boys and this took a toll on some of the Clippers’ guards. Patrick Beverley was so pissed last night he decided to shove CP3 on the blindside which was cheap to say the least.
Now, the Suns await the winner of the Hawks-Bucks series which is tied 2-2 right now. Game 5 will be tonight and it has been reported that Giannis has been ruled out which is huge. Regardless of which team wins this series, the Suns will hold home-court advantage throughout the Finals.