The Los Angeles Clippers and the Phoenix Suns entered Recreation 6 of the Western Convention Finals with two completely different agendas. Whereas the Clippers have been hoping to maintain themselves alive for an additional night time by tying the collection 3-3, the Suns have been in it to win it. Solely one in all them left with what they wished to attain and it ended up being the Phoenix Suns with a giant margin of 130-103.
Phoenix Suns’ get their ticket to the NBA Finals
Virtually all through the season, the Clippers have defied odds and expectations. However they lastly lucked out in Recreation 6 with out their greatest participant Kawhi Leonard, and even Ivica Zubac didn’t play additionally due to a knee damage. Nevertheless, regardless of all their struggles, they gave Suns a troublesome time.
The Suns’ offense had slowed down majorly after exhibiting effectivity on each ends of the ground all by the season. Ever since Chris Paul returned from his damage, his scoring wasn’t simply the place it ought to have been. However he stepped up on the proper second as he added a whopping 41 factors to the scoreboard in Recreation 6 that has now landed the Phoenix Suns their first look within the NBA Finals since 1993.
Not like when the collection started, everybody had religion the Clippers may take this to a recreation 7. However a drained Paul George, Reggie Jackson, and others couldn’t pull off one other large night time of pouring buckets like Recreation 5. So, right here is how the NBA fraternity really feel in regards to the Clippers’ elimination and the Suns’ development.
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— DWade (@DwyaneWade) July 1, 2021
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— Jalen Rose (@JalenRose) July 1, 2021
— Metta World Peace (@MettaWorld37) July 1, 2021
— Jordan Clarkson (@JordanClarksons) July 1, 2021
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— Tyrese Maxey (@TyreseMaxey) July 1, 2021
“Don’t be stunned if the Suns come out the West” – Huge Perk in March
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Deandre Max Extension Ayton is a mf drawback!
Jae Crowder was going to step up big in Closeout recreation!
Carry The Hell On…
— Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) July 1, 2021
Mid vary killer solely actual ones find out about it
— Monte Morris (@BigGameTae) July 1, 2021
— Jay Williams (@RealJayWilliams) July 1, 2021
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— Quincy Pondexter (@QuincyPondexter) July 1, 2021
— Ja Morant (@JaMorant) July 1, 2021
What went incorrect for the LA Clippers?
Because of the balanced scoring effort from 4 of their starters, the Suns began off with a lead that they managed to maintain all through. Jae Crowder added with 19 factors, whereas the opposite two of the trio, DeAndre Ayton and Booker had 16 and 22 factors, respctively. Virtually each recreation, the Clippers have proven battle coping with Ayton. And tonight was no completely different.
Nevertheless, that’s not the place it went downhill for LA. PG was unable to maintain as much as the requirements he set in Recreation 5. Even within the late second quarter, he solely had contributed 6 factors to the scoreboard. Though he picked up the slack within the second half, it was too late. Phoenix saved their rivals away from them for nearly a lot of the recreation, sustaining their double-digit lead until the tip
Jun 30, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Clippers guard Paul George (13) strikes the ball towards Phoenix Suns heart Deandre Ayton (22) and ahead Jae Crowder (99) through the first half in recreation six of the Western Convention Finals for the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Staples Middle. Obligatory Credit score: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports activities
And injury-riddled and labored up Clippers staff missed one other shot on the title. However the upside to their loss is that they eliminated the blemishes that had folks questioning their potential, particularly George. Do you suppose if it wasn’t for Kawhi Leonard‘s absence, the end result may have been completely different?