The Clippers get back into the series with a win over the Suns in Game 3 106-92
Los Angeles- The Clippers' offense comes alive in the second half to take Game 3 in a much needed win.
After a disappointing loss in Game 2, the Clippers came out more aggressive than they were in the previous game. The Clippers were awful shooting the three in the first quarter. They went 3 out of 13, but their inside game picked up. Ivica Zubac started a 12-6 run in the quarter and contributed to seven points.
At the start of the second, the Clippers started to see their nine point dwindle down with costly turnovers that turned into fast-break points for Phoenix. Offensive stalled for both teams late in the second quarter, but the Suns went on a 12-8 run to put the Clippers in a 48-46 hole at the end of break.
LA went on a 16-2 run at the start of the third to take back the lead. Momentum shifted to the Clippers sideline after Devin Booker got his fourth foul and the Clippers' defense started to stiffened. The Clippers made it hard for Booker and Chris Paul to get into rhythm and get their offense going. Both players had only ten points combined in the quarter. To signify a dominate quarter for the Clippers, Paul George hit a half court shot at the end of the third to give the Clippers a 80-69 lead.
In the fourth, the Clippers went up 18 and it seemed like they were going to run the Suns off the court, but Phoenix cut their lead to single digits on a 12-0 run with seven minutes left in regulation. Reggie Jackson saved the day with six points in two minutes to help the Clippers build a double digit lead. The Clippers went on to win their first game of the series.