The LA Clippers completed a surprise win last night against the Suns in Phoenix; the 116-102 victory means the Clippers trail the series 3-2 going into game 6 in Los Angeles.
A strong start from Tyronn Lue’s Clippers saw them take a 10-point lead at the end of the first quarter. The Suns responded in the second quarter with Devin Booker looking like getting back to form despite his broken nose, the Suns guard made 31 points last night – his highest points tally since game 1 of the series.
But Clippers forward Paul George was the star man in game 5, scoring a Playoff career high 41 points, 13 rebounds and 6 assists. Reggie Jackson also kept up his strong series, scoring 23 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists.
The Clippers have won 5 of their last 6 at the Staples Centre and will be hoping to force a game 7 series decider in Phoenix.