The Phoenix Suns win a see-saw battle against the Los Angeles Clippers, takes a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference Finals.
The Phoenix Suns are on a roll as they overpower the Los Angeles Clippers yet again. The Suns have now taken a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference finals by winning Game 2, 104-103. It was a see-saw battle of supremacy and in the end, the Suns got the better off their opponents.
It was a great night for Cameron Payne who stepped up and dropped 29 points game high. The guard who has replaced Chris Paul in the starting lineup was exceptional for the Suns. Devin Booker also had another decent outing scoring 20 points whereas Ayton who scored the game winner added another 24 points.
For the Clippers, it was mostly Paul George who had a team high of 26 points. He had some support from Reggie Jackson but missed the presence of Kawhi Leonard big time.
The Clippers find themselves 0-2 down yet again for the third time in the playoffs this season. If there’s a team that can come back from here then it’s surely the Clippers. But without Kawhi Leonard things will get even tougher for Ty Lue’s men.
“It’s good, just get some scans and get a mask ready”: Devin Booker after Game 2 win
The Suns are also playing without their veteran Chris Paul and they were forced to play Booker for a brief spell. D Book was rushed to the locker room in the third quarter after blood was rushing out from his nose.
The NBA All Star collided with Patrick Beverley and it left him with a bloody nose. The collision was totally accidental and it resulted in the laceration. Booker returned to action in the fourth quarter after receiving two stitches to his injured nose.
Speaking about his nose after the Game 2 win, Booker said, “It feels better now. If it was a loss, I think it would hurt a little bit more. It’s good. Just get some scans and get a mask ready.”
Devin Booker on his injured nose: “It feels better now. If it was a loss, I think it would hurt a little bit more. It’s good. Just get some scans and get a mask ready.” pic.twitter.com/rGedsLbYEQ
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There was a foul call on Beverley for that play. After watching the severity of the incident the referees reviewed their decision. Even after the review, it remained a common foul.
It did not meet the criteria of a flagrant as there was no malice involved. The Suns will breathe a sigh of relief as Booker looks alright to feature in the next match.