Legendary Clipper haunts former team, ends Clips’ historic postseason run

LA Clippers, Paul George, Chris Paul. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports
LA Clippers, Paul George, Chris Paul. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports /

Chris Paul went crazy in Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals against his former team in the LA Clippers.

His Phoenix Suns defeated the LA Clippers 130-103 to knock the Clippers out in six.

This was absolutely the best season in Clippers history, as they made their first Western Conference Finals in team history.

Chris Paul had maybe his best game ever in the most important game of his career in Game 6 vs. the LA Clippers.

Putting up 41 points on 16 of 24 shooting (seven of eight from three) with eight assists and three steals is remarkable, and Chris Paul got it done vs. the LA Clippers.

He got it done in the most important game of his career, as he’s never been to the NBA Finals before.

Paul had been ice cold entering the game, as he had been shooting just 31.7% from the field and 12.5% from three in his three prior games in this series. (He missed the first two due to COVID-19.)

Patrick Beverley ended up doing a great job earlier in this series at slowing Paul and his backcourt mate Devin Booker. Beverley did have a nice game on Wednesday, but ended up ruining it with a disappointing move.

He shoved Chris Paul to the ground while Chris Paul was walking back to the bench after a timeout, with about half of a quarter left in the ballgame. He was ejected for it.

It backfired on him in multiple ways. Not only did he get ejected, but CP3 continued to destroy our Clips after that to put the game away.

He was, however, very complimentary of our fanbase, and made it clear that we still mean a lot to him.

The LA Clippers have to play this game without both Kawhi Leonard and Ivica Zubac. That made it incredibly difficult, especially considering the Clippers have already been without Serge Ibaka for almost the whole postseason.

The Clips still fought hard, and were down nine at the end of the first half. They pulled within seven at one point in the second half, but Paul then scored eight points and continued to break the game open.

The Suns are a great team. The LA Clippers would likely be playing them in the NBA Finals if they were in the weaker Eastern Conference.

It was a great season for the Clips. They had the most injury-ravaged season in the league, yet are still most likely the second-best team in the NBA.

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The best team in LA will approach this offseason optimistic, and ready to get healthy and be on this stage again next year.