The Western Conference first round matchup between the Phoenix Suns and the Los Angeles Clippers has been an intense battle so far. With each team winning their respective home games, the series is tied 2-2 heading into Game 5.
Game 4 was an impressive performance by the Suns as they defeated the Clippers 106-92. Devin Booker led the way with 25 points and seven assists, while Deandre Ayton added 19 points and 22 rebounds.
The Clippers struggled with their shooting, making just 37.2% of their field goals and 23.8% from beyond the arc. Paul George had another lackluster performance with 23 points on 9-of-26 shooting.
For Game 5, the Clippers will need to drastically improve their shooting and find a way to slow down the Suns’ offense. The return of Kawhi Leonard, who has missed the last two games with a knee injury, would be a huge boost for the Clippers.
The Suns, on the other hand, will look to continue their solid play and take control of the series. Chris Paul, who has been dealing with a shoulder injury, played well in Game 4 with 18 points and seven assists.
Game 5 will take place on Monday, June 28 at 9:00 PM ET and will be broadcasted on ESPN. The Suns are currently favored to win with -225 odds, while the Clippers have +190 odds, according to BetMGM.
For those who cannot watch the game on TV, it can be streamed live on WatchESPN or the ESPN app. Fans can also subscribe to NBA League Pass to watch the game live.
Overall, this series has been a battle between two talented and passionate teams. Game 5 will be a crucial game for both sides as they look to gain the upper hand in the series. It will be interesting to see how the rest of the series unfolds and which team will come out on top.