‘PG Going Dumb’: Isiah Thomas, Jayson Tatum and Others Laud Paul George and LA Clippers for Game 5 Win vs Suns

Published 06/28/2021, 11:56 PM EDT
Jun 28, 2021; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Los Angeles Clippers guard Paul George (13) reacts against the Phoenix Suns in the first half during game five of the Western Conference Finals for the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Phoenix Suns Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports


The Phoenix Suns hosted the LA Clippers tonight in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals. They had the chance to seal the series and advance to the NBA Finals, but unfortunately, they fell short. The Clippers were in control for the majority of the game and so they walked out as deserving winners.

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Right from tip off, the Clippers showed more urgency. They knew that one more bad game and they could be on their way home. So they kept their foot on the gas throughout the game to stay alive in the series.

Paul George was untouchable all game, and the Suns defense was clueless on how to stop him. He finished the game with 41 points, while shooting 75% from the field. Marcus Morris, Reggie Jackson, and a vintage DeMarcus Cousins also stepped up in this Clippers win.

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For the Suns, Devin Booker and Chris Paul returned to form, after struggling in the previous two games. Both of them had been dealing with their own problems, as Booker is nursing a nose injury, while Paul had a COVID scare.

NBA players like Isiah Thomas, Ja Morant and Jayson Tatum took to Twitter to react to the Clippers blowing out the Suns in this huge Western Conference Final game.

Can the Phoenix Suns get the job done in the upcoming game(s) or will the LA Clippers pull off a comeback?

The Suns started the series with a 2-0 lead. They won both of their games at home, and set themselves up nicely. However, the Clippers won theor two previous series after being down 0-2. So Suns fans feared a similar comeback could be on the cards. After losing Game 3, the Suns bounced back to win Game 4 and thus became favorites to win.

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However, tonight they played far from their favorites status. They looked second best from the start, and had a complete breakdown in the second half. Their defense was in disarray and they couldn’t get stops when it mattered. So despite shooting a better percentage from deep, the Suns still lost the game.

Jun 28, 2021; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) shoots over LA Clippers guard Terance Mann (14) during the first half of game five of the Western Conference Finals for the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Phoenix Suns Arena. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Fans now will be worried as they enter Game 6. Being on the road is always tough especially in a playoff game. But the Suns have proved they can win at the Staples Center, and will be keen to do it once again.

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Aaron Mathew is a sports analyst at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Mass Media from Xavier’s College, Aaron has been a part of EssentiallySports since May 2020 where he covers both NBA and NCAA basketball news, and has also covered NBA 2K. In the past, Aaron has worked at the Sports Desk of Mumbai Mirror.

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