LA Clippers vs Phoenix Suns
Date and Time: Thursday, July 1,2021 9PM
Venue: Phoenix Suns Arena, Phoenix
Prediction: LA Clippers
For the Suns it was one of the best opportunities to seal the series as they were playing at home. However, after losing 2 back to back games, Clippers needed a must win to keep them alive in the series. With 2 more games left in the series, Suns need only one win while Clippers need to win both the games in order to be crowned Western Conference champions.
In Game 5, Paul George was well assisted by Marcus Morris and Reggie Jackson. Morris pegged in 22 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists while Reggie Jackson added 23 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists. For Suns Devin Booker added 31 points while Chris Paul pegged in 22 points with 3 rebounds and 8 assists.
In Game 6, the Los Angeles Clippers will play host to the Phoenix Suns at Staples Centre.
The Los Angeles Clippers won Game 5 and successfully avoided an early exit in the finals. With two more games left, Clippers will have to win both in order to win the series.
Talking about their form, the Clippers made it into the playoffs by finishing 4th in the Western Conference points table. They had a total of 47 wins and 25 losses. They won 27 games and lost 15 games playing teams from their own conference in the regular season. Their home record has been outstanding as they won 26 games and lost 10 regular season games at home.
They defeated the Dallas Mavericks in Round 1 of playoffs and then went on to defeat Utah Jazz in the semi-finals. They are currently 2-3 against the Suns in the finals.
For the Suns, the season has been a memorable one. In regular season games, with 51 wins and 21 losses, they ended as the No. 2 team in Western Conference points table. They had 30 wins out of 42 games against the teams of their own conference.
The Phoenix Suns made it into the finals defeating the best teams this season. Their first encounter in post season games was against defending champions, Los Angeles Lakers. They won the series against the Lakers by 4-2 and made it into the semi-finals to face the Denver Nuggets. Suns registered a 4-0 win over Nuggets and were the first team to make into finals from among the both conferences.
The Los Angeles Clippers will be highly motivated after winning an away game against the Suns on Monday night. Now the two teams will be up against each other at Staples Center, home to the Los Angeles Clippers for Game 6. Suns, despite losing the last game, are ahead of Clippers in the series by 3-2 and need just one win to be crowned the new Western Conference champions. Going into the game, the Clippers are favored to win Game 6.
Looking at the outright prediction, Phoenix Suns are second favorites to win this season’s NBA while Clippers is 4th in the ranking.