We broke down Tuesday’s matchup here.
No. 2 Suns 104, No. 4 Clippers 103
PHX leads Series 2-0
For the third-straight series, the Clippers are down 2-0 early on. While they were able to overcome this deficit twice already in the postseason, things will be much tougher against the Suns, especially without Kawhi Leonard. In a back-and-forth game, the Suns ultimately won on a wild inbounds tip-in with less than a second remaining.
In Game 2, Cameron Payne and DeAndre Ayton carried Phoenix to the victory. Payne finished with 29 points and nine assists filling in for Chris Paul and Ayton contributed 24 points and 14 boards. The Clippers struggled to get much offensive production out of anyone besides Paul George, who led the team with 26 points on 23 shots. Game 3 will take place in Los Angeles on Thursday.