Here is an updated report of LA Clippers vs Phoenix Suns predictions. The Los Angeles Clippers put on a stellar show with Paul George’s firing performance. After being 3-1 down before game 5, Phoenix Suns were pretty confident to seal the final of western conference. However, the LA Clippers did not let that happen. The Clippers defeated the Suns 116-102 on the back of a playoff-career-high outing from Paul George, who tallied 41 points on the night. Heading home to Phoenix center will put them underwhlemed,.
The Phoenix Suns were in their reach out for seizing the WC finals and move ahead. But their stumble to storming Clips shut the entire roster down. While Chris Paul and Devin Booker struggled with their shooting, the secondary roster of Cam Payne and Cam Johnson failed. Deandre Ayton was no great on the offence end as well. Now as they fly down to Staples Center, they will not let Clippers tie the series.
LA Clippers vs Phoenix Suns Preview
The LA Clippers put in a stellar performance to save their season on Monday and force a Game 6 against the Phoenix Suns at Phoenix home to be held on June 30th. The Game 5 win by the LA Clippers has now given the NBA Western Conference Finals a new life. It also presents yet another chance for their head coach, Ty Lue, to script a comeback from being down 1-3 in a series. Going for 41-points, Paul George set the tone to LA scoring.
The Phoenix Suns did not look aggressive at all in Game 5. They allowed the LA Clippers to attack with ease, which saw the Suns go down by 15 points (20-5) to open the game. The Clippers scored a whopping 58 points in the Phoenix Suns’ paint as Deandre Ayton had an off-night, recording only 10 points and 11 rebounds. Meanwhile, the Phoenix Suns committed 14 turnovers on the offensive end and could only accumulate 32 points in the paint, an area they have dominated previously in the 2021 NBA playoffs.
LA Clippers vs Phoenix Suns Head to Head
The Phoenix Suns are currently leding 3-2 in the series.
- 2018-19 – Clippers 4-0 Suns
- 2019-21 – Clippers 2-2 Suns
- 2020-21 – Clippers 2-1 Suns
LA Clippers vs Phoenix Suns Injury Report
The Clippers however, will likely be without Kawhi Leonard again due to a knee injury. He hasn’t played this entire series and didn’t travel to Phoenix for Game 5. Big man Ivica Zubac has an MCL sprain in his knee and was side lined on Monday. But the update to Zubac is questionable ahead of game 6.
The Suns are currently clean as they come out for game 6. But Chris Paul’s minor ankle issue might just be a determining factor.
LA Clippers vs Phoenix Suns Line ups and Starting 5s
The LA Clippers will probably start with Reggie Jackson, Patrick Beverley, Terance Mann, Paul George and Marcus Morris. While their rotational players will be Nicolas Batum, Luke Kennard, DeMarcus Cousins, Amir Coffey and Ivica Zubac provided he plays.
The Phoenix Suns will start unchanged. Their starts will be Mikal Bridges, Jae Crowder, Deandre Ayton, Devin Booker and Chris Paul. Their look to substitution options will be Cameron Johnson, Cameron Payne, Torrey Craig and Dario Saric.
LA Clippers vs Phoenix Suns Predictions
The LA Clippers have been fantastic in elimination games in the 2021 NBA playoffs, but the Phoenix Suns are a much better team than the ones they faced before. Such an perfoemance from Clippers has increased the match up level. Despite Suns being more favorite Staples Center had got Clips’ back. However, Phoenix Suns might just have a small edge with healthier roster. Gear up for the exciting game 6 with updated LA Clippers vs Phoenix Suns predictions.