Phoenix Suns Finish off LA Clippers, Advance to NBA Finals
How do you silence an LA Clipper crowd? With Chris Paul. With the building he called home for six seasons of his 16-year career going berserk after a 10-0 run by the home team, the Phoenix Suns point guard exploded.
Paul had the biggest scoring half of his career, 31 of his 41 points in the Suns 130-103 win over the LA Clippers in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals. Phoenix will now play in the NBA Finals for the first time since 1993.
"I just kept thinking, if we do what we're supposed to do, I get the last laugh," Paul said afterward. "So you stay the course long enough, you break 'em, and that's what we did."
The Clippers, led by Marcus Morris Sr.'s second strong game of the series, went on a 10-0 run in the third to stay within striking distance before Paul hit a 3 as part of a flurry when he scored eight straight on his own to give the Suns back a 15-point cushion.
And the Suns will need four more wins to take home the first title in their 53 years of existence.
Game-5 of the Eastern Conference finals is tonight where the series is tied between the Atlanta Hawks and Milwaukee Bucks. Coverage begins at 7:00 PM on ESPN 99.1.