WATCH: Paul George Hits Audacious Three-Pointer From Half Court During Clippers Game 3 Win Over Suns

Published 06/24/2021, 11:50 PM EDT
Jun 24, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Clippers guard Paul George (13) shoots against Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) during the first half in game three of the Western Conference Finals for the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports


The LA Clippers and Phoenix Suns have somehow managed to make this series very enticing despite the Suns winning the first two games. Initially, the focus of this series was that the two superstars, Kawhi Leonard and Chris Paul, would be missing from the lineup. However, it quickly turned into a roller coaster. And the Clippers’ unexpected win in Game 3, thanks to Paul George, is another reason to love this series.

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The Clippers have finally been able to claw out of their hole by winning game 3. This is an unfortunate turn of events for the Suns, who just got Chris Paul back after he was cleared from the league’s health and safety protocols.

Although he looked completely fine on the court, he had contributed zilch to the scoreboard even when the second quarter began. Moreover, he wasn’t the only one who was struggling on the floor tonight. Devin Booker hadn’t dropped a single basket way into the second quarter as well.

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But it looks like tweaking their lineup for the third time this series helped the Clippers. Their superstar Paul George was struggling with scoring at first.

But he started to look like himself when he dropped this buzzer-beater three to finish the third quarter. He ended the night as their lead scorer with 27 points, 15 rebounds, and 8 assists.

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Both the Phoenix Suns stars were hardly scoring throughout the game. By the end of the game, Booker only had 15 points and Chris had 15. Their low-scoring performance led the LA Clippers to snatch this vital win for themselves.

Even PG started off slow but slowly looked like his old self. He was finally dropping some buckets that gave them a much-needed lead in the match. The first three quarters were nothing but attempts at creating a sustainable lead.

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Unfortunately, the second quarter was better for the Suns as they were able to cover the deficit they had in the first. However, the third quarter was what worked for the Clippers. They were able to add 34 points compared to the Suns’ 21 that put them way ahead in this game.

Jun 24, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; LA Clippers guard Paul George (13) tries to score past Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton (22) and forward Jae Crowder (99) in the third quarter during game three of the Western Conference Finals for the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

It was sad to see the Phoenix Suns lose despite having Paul on their lineup. But it makes us wonder if the Clippers are en route to give us an unexpected upset in the series.

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Yashima Bhatia

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Yashima Bhatia is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports who specialises in providing nuanced predictions and updates for matches. She has a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Yashima's love for playing the game came up at a young age, when the excitement of the games coupled with the intensity of the Playoffs had her hooked.

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