The l. a. Clippers have survived twice after falling behind 2-0 during a series this postseason. If they’re to form it three straight, they’re going to got to win Monday night to stay their playoff hopes alive. Making the task even tougher is going to be playing this must-win Game 5 in Phoenix, where the Suns have won five straight. If they will extend the streak at Phoenix Suns Arena, the Suns will earn a visit to the NBA Finals. Paul George scores 20 points within the third quarter as l. a. takes a 91-78 lead into the ultimate period.
Up 3-1, the Suns are trying to find their first trip to the Finals since 1993. For Chris Paul, it might mark his first-ever Finals appearance in his 16-year career. Paul has struggled together with his shot within the two games he’s played within the Western Conference finals, but still helped Phoenix prevail during a low-scoring Game 4. Paul George finished with 23 points yet shot just 1 of seven within the fourth quarter. The Clippers are going to be without Kawhi Leonard for the seventh straight game with a right knee sprain. Also inactive is Ivica Zubac, who’s out with a sprained MCL. For more on the NBA playoffs, we have got you covered with an in-depth check out the Clippers-Suns series, the round-by-round playoff schedule, a breakdown of our expert predictions for both the conference finals round and therefore the entire postseason. Follow below for all the real-time updates throughout Game 5 between l. a. and Phoenix.