Thursday night’s matchup between the Suns and Clippers was pivotal for the series and both teams’ NBA Finals chances. In a 2-0 hole, the Clippers came out hot to keep their championship hopes alive.
We broke down Game 3 between Phoenix and LA here.
No. 2 Suns 92, No. 4 Clippers 106
PHX Leads Series 2-1
The Clippers have been down 2-0 to start every series during this postseason run. After overcoming these deficits to this point, Game 3 against the Suns was crucial. Rather than falling into a 3-0 hole, Paul George was able to lead the Clippers to a victory, bringing the series back within reach.
The final score is a bit deceiving. While the Clippers did end up winning by a wide margin, a late game push by Phoenix brought them within striking distance before LA pulled back away. The Suns had five players score in double figures, but none of which scored 20 points. George and Reggie Jackson led the Clippers with 27 and 23 points respectively in the huge win. Game 4 will take place in Los Angeles on Saturday, where the Clippers will look to even the series.