Phoenix Suns achieved a miraculous 104-103 victory at the Talking Stick Resort Arena against the Los Angeles Clippers to lead 2-0 in the Western Conference Finals. It was thanks to the alley-oop that Jae Crowder and DeAndre Ayton connected with 0.9 to play.
Monty Williams’ head crafted a perfect play for the Suns to head to California two wins away. In a frantic game that saw four lead changes in the final minute, the second-best team in the West prevailed in the regular season.
It was a very intense match and without great differences in the game. Cameron Payne proved to be a luxurious replacement for Chris Paul. I scored 29 points (12-24 in field goals) and nine assists to lead the team’s scoring.
DeAndre Ayton one more night he showed his growth in this campaign with 24 points and with an ideal tip (12-15 in field goals). Also, he grabbed 14 rebounds and blocked one shot.
The third key operating tool for the Arizona franchise was Devin Booker, who made 20 points (5-16 from the field goal), five assists and four rebounds.
The Clippers had a key performance of Paul George to put them into play. The former Pacers scored 26 points despite a 10-23 shooting from the field. The only reproach was missing two free keys to give his team three points away.
Reggie Jackson proved to be the most faithful slope on this journey for PG13. The former Detroit Pistons served on base with 19 points (7-15 shooting from the field), five rebounds, three goal passes and two recoveries.
The best plays of the match
When does the series continue?
Game 3 of the Western Finals will be in Los Angeles tomorrow. At Staples Center, the Clippers will look to discount against the Suns. The game will start at 22 hours.
Juan Ignacio Alburquerque
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