Paul George powers Clippers over Suns to avoid elimination from NBA playoffs

Phoenix can advance to NBA Finals with win in Los Angeles Wednesday night
Phoenix shooting guard Devin Booker.
Phoenix shooting guard Devin Booker.(Mark J. Terrill | AP)
Published: Jun. 28, 2021 at 8:44 PM MST|Updated: Jun. 28, 2021 at 8:49 PM MST
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PHOENIX, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Suns fans will have to wait a few days to celebrate.

Paul George‘s double-double was too much, as the Clippers cruised to a 116-102 win in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals on Monday, June 28.

While the Clippers did stave off elimination, the Suns still lead the best-of-seven series 3-2.

Phoenix can advance to the NBA Finals for the first time since 1993 with a win in Game 6, which will be played in Los Angeles Wednesday. Tip-off is 6 p.m. Arizona time and the game will be on ESPN.

George scored a game-high 41 points with 13 rebounds and six assists. Reggie Jackson had 23 points, and Marcus Morris added 22 for LA.

Devin Booker led Phoenix with 31 points, and Chris Paul scored 22 points. Former University of Arizona standout Deandre Ayton had a double-double of 10 points and 11 rebounds.

Phoenix was plagued by turnovers as well as poor defense and shooting.

The Clippers scored 56 points in the paint and the Suns turned over the ball 14 times. The Suns shot only 45% from the field and went 9-for-26 from beyond the 3-point line.

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