In a thrilling Game 3 of the Western Conference Semifinals, the Phoenix Suns managed to hold on to a 116-113 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers. Led by a magnificent performance from Kevin Durant, the Clippers came close to completing a miraculous comeback, but ultimately fell short. The Suns were once again powered by their dynamic duo of Chris Paul and Devin Booker, who combined for 55 points and 14 assists.
The game was a back-and-forth affair, with neither team able to build a substantial lead. However, a pivotal moment came in the third quarter when the Clippers lost their star player, Kawhi Leonard, to a knee injury. This forced Durant to carry the team on his back, and he responded with a sensational performance, finishing the game with 49 points, 17 rebounds, and 10 assists.
Despite Durant’s heroics, the Suns managed to hold on for the win, thanks in large part to the play of Booker and Paul down the stretch. Booker, who struggled with his shot for much of the game, came up with some crucial baskets in the final minutes, while Paul provided steady leadership and clutch playmaking.
The victory gives the Suns a commanding 3-0 lead in the series, and they will have the chance to close out the Clippers in Game 4. For the Clippers, they will need to regroup quickly and try to find a way to slow down the Suns’ high-powered offense if they want to keep their season alive.