NBA Finals: Phoenix Suns beat Los Angeles Clippers to win Conference series

Chris Paul, a 2020 Oklahoma City Thunder Thunder player, joined the Phoenix Suns as a member of the team.After winning the Western Conference title against the Los Angeles Clippers, the Phoenix Suns made it to the NBA Finals for only the second time since 1993.They defeated the Clippers 130 to 103 to win a 4-2 series victory.Chris Paul, who scored 41 points for the Suns, was the most important player while Devin Booker contributed 22.In the best-of-7 championship final, they will be facing either the Atlanta Hawks or Milwaukee Bucks.Paul, 36, was selected for 11 NBA All-Star Teams and won two Olympic golds with USA. However, this is the first time that the former Clipper has made it to the Finals since he joined the Suns last season from Oklahoma City.He said, "This feels good." It has been hard work. We have a new team and everyone is staying the course."Sixteen years of these, 16 years surgeries, of hard labor, of losses – bad losses. Tonight is going to be a great night.Paul, who was a Clippers player between 2011-2017, said: "I'm so happy for all of the people around me. It was a privilege to play here against a team that I have the greatest respect for. Clippers will always be my team. These fans are my best friends."The Suns had not reached the play-offs in 10 consecutive seasons before 2020-2021. They missed out on the chance to win at home, but they did not make a mistake at the Staples Center.They led by 17 points at the end of the third quarter. The Clippers, who had suffered injuries to Serge Ibaka and Kawhi Leonard during the post-season season, scored 10 unanswered goals.Paul was back on the scene with eight points to increase the Suns lead. The Clippers were unable to recover from their four-point lead at the end of the fourth quarter.After trying to stop Clippers star Paul George scoring 41 points in game five of the series, the Suns were frustrated that Patrick Beverley, who had pushed Paul to the ground, was kicked out of the game.