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Clippers keep NBA playoff hopes alive vs. Suns thanks to Paul George and supporting cast

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.

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