2021 NBA Playoffs: Phoenix Suns Become Western Conference Champions After 28 Years
After defeating the Los Angeles Clippers in dominating fashion in Game 6 at the Staples Center, the Phoenix Suns have fought their way out to emerge as the Western Conference Champions for the first time in 28 years. After achieving this feat in 1993 last, the Suns have been brilliant throughout the 2021 NBA Playoffs and have deservingly reached the ultimate throne after beating Clippers at their home.
In Game 6, veteran Chris Paul displayed just how badly he wanted to finally be crowned as the Western Conference Champion after he led his team by knocking more than 30 points. Although the Clippers hung in the game early on, but after the late third quarter explosion by the team, Chris Paul led Phoenix Suns seemed unstoppable and unplayable in the closing stages.
2021 NBA Playoffs: Phoenix Suns Emerge Western Conference Champions After Beating LA Clippers in Game 6
The Phoenix Suns beat the Los Angeles Lakers in the very first round after being down 2-1. With Chris Paul and Devin Booker leading the charge against LeBron James’s Lakers, it was the first time that the G.O.A.T of basketball suffered his way out in the first round itself. After which the Suns whitewashed Denver Nuggets 4-0 to reach the Conference Finals.
The Finals against the Clippers were hard even without Kawhi Leonard, Serge Ibaka less Clippers. With DeMarcus Cousins, Markieff Morris Sr joining the party, the Suns had to come up with a different strategy game after game to secure a win.
From last minutes alley-oop dunks to making comebacks in a single quarter, the Phoenix Suns did it all to be named the Western Conference Champions after 28 years. Having being led by Chris Paul in Game 6, the Suns have rightly found their combination to be either facing Milwaukee Bucks or Atlanta Hawks in the NBA Finals.
Having said that the Suns will have ample time in their hands to make sure all their players recover and are fully fit to enter the NBA Finals. But never the less, one must appreciate the efforts of Clippers who gave their all against the better shaped Phoenix Suns.