The Los Angeles Clippers wanted a big game from Paul George and they got it Monday night.
George scored 41 points on 15 of 20 shots and grabbed 13 rebounds and six assists in the Clippers’ 116-102 victory over the Phoenix Suns. The Clippers cut the series to three. -2
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The veteran star played 41 minutes to secure the victory. And shoot big goals along the line to keep the Suns back.
Los Angeles also earned 23 points from defender Reggie Jackson. He also added five rebounds and three assists. Marcus Morris Sr. added 22 points as well. Morris is 9 of 16. from the field
DeMarcus Cousins came off the bench scoring 15 points in 11 minutes.
The Clippers did this without another Kawhi Leonard. Leonard admitted for a knee injury during his semi-final match against the Utah Jazz. It is unclear whether he will return for the series. But George played brilliantly during his absence.
Phoenix earned 31 points from Devin Booker in the loss. Chris Paul added 22 points and eight assists. But both stars did not shoot well from the field.
Booker is 9 for 22 and 4 of 6 from distance. Paul is 8 for 19 from the field and hasn’t scored any three points. He tried six times.
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The series returns to Los Angeles on Wednesday. The Clippers need victory to live again.