PHOENIX – The Los Angeles Clippers have done it again.
In another high-stakes postseason game, the Clippers overcame adversity to keep their postseason hopes alive. The Clippers finished with a 116-102 victory over the Phoenix Suns in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals on Monday, reducing the Suns’ series lead to 3-2 and securing a Game 6 in Los Angeles on Wednesday. .
Despite losing Kawhi Leonard for the seventh straight game due to a right knee injury, the Clippers made up for elsewhere. The other Clippers star in Paul George finished with 41 points while shooting 15 of 20 from the field and 3 of 6 from 3-point range along with 12 rebounds and six assists in 40 minutes. The Clippers’ Reggie Jackson (23 points), Marcus Morris Sr. (22) and DeMarcus Cousins (15) also broke in double digits, while center Ivica Zubac was also missing with an MCL sprain to her right knee.