The Phoenix Suns still need a win to advance to the NBA Final for the first time since 1993. The Texans win 84:80 at the Los Angeles Clippers and advance 3-1 in a best of 7 series. On Tuesday night, the Suns could make it to the game The perfect first finalist since 1993.
In a match dominated by both defenders, the hosts quickly fell back who missed out on injured Kawhi Leonard. Although their yield was marginally better, the Suns benefited from the clippers’ poor throw rate. In total, both teams managed only nine triples.
Phoenix advanced by 29:20 after the first quarter. By the first half, Devin Booker’s team, who was the game’s best pitcher with 25 points, boosted the lead to 50:36. After the break, Los Angeles dropped to 66:69 with the start of the final section, but the hosts were never ahead.
The game is getting more and more confusing. In the remaining 13 seconds, Chris Paul hit the free throw line six times and scored five throws. On the other hand, the Clippers only used four of eight attempts and thus missed a turn in the match. Her coach Tyrone Low said: “We had 12 chances to take the lead and we didn’t get it. It shouldn’t be like that.”