Last fall, before Giannis Antetokounmpo committed to Milwaukee, Paul George re-upped with the Clippers and injuries threw Victor Oladipo’s future into doubt, teams were positively giddy about this summer’s free agent class. Yet while the talent pool has thinned considerably, there is still expected to be plenty of movement this off-season.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — As he looks to rebuild the Oklahoma City Thunder into a NBA contender, general manager Sam Presti has brought in a handful of highly touted young players who have similar characteristics — long, good ball-handlers, capable shooters and international. To a team that already includes current franchise cornerstone and point guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander of Canada, Presti last year drafted 7-foot center Aleksej Pokesevski of Serbia and this week selected 6-foot-8 guard Josh Giddey of Australia with the No.
The Wizards’ record this season (34-38) is better than the Suns’ record last season (34-39). Phoenix traded for Chris Paul and is now up 2-1 in the NBA Finals, giving hope to every mediocre team trying to convince itself it’s only one piece away.
The conference finals have come to an end, as the Phoenix Suns and the Milwaukee Bucks will face off in the NBA Finals. For the Suns, Chris Paul's virtuoso 41-point performance in Game 6 sealed the fate of a short-handed LA Clippers squad that fought valiantly in defeat.
If the Milwaukee Bucks want to book their first trip to the NBA Finals since 1974 on Saturday, they'll have to do it without Giannis Antetokounmpo. Yahoo Sports' Chris Haynes reports, however, that there's a belief Antetokounmpo could play in a Game 7 if necessary.
It wasn’t long ago that it looked like Reggie Jackson’s NBA career was over. After signing a five-year, $80 million contract with the Pistons in 2015, Jackson failed to live up to the lofty expectations Detroit had for him. Injuries kept him off the floor for large chunks of time and zapped him of the athleticism that made him a valuable spark plug off the bench as Russell Westbrook’s backup in Oklahoma City.
Suns vs. Clippers score, takeaways: Chris Paul leads Phoenix to NBA Finals berth with Game 6 win over L.A.
The Phoenix Suns have won the Western Conference The Phoenix Suns are heading to the NBA Finals after their 130-103 win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night. Following what was an extremely chippy Game 6 at Staples Center, which included Patrick Beverley being ejected after shoving Chris Paul in the back after a stoppage in play during the fourth quarter, the Suns are Western Conference champions.
Chris Paul scored 31 of his 41 points in the second half and the Phoenix Suns notched a 130-103 victory over the host Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night to reach the NBA Finals for the first time in 28 years. Paul was 7 of 8 from 3-point range and 16 of 24 overall while helping slay his former organization.
Not even a halftime performance by legendary hip-hop artist Too Short could help the Los Angeles Clippers stave off elimination again. Entering their Game 6 matchup with the Phoenix Suns at home inside Staples Center, the resilient Clippers were undefeated this postseason when facing elimination. Each and every time their backs were against the wall and their championship aspirations were written off, the resilient Clippers would bear down and defy the odds.
Coverage of the NBA playoffs continues late on Wednesday night as the Los Angeles Clippers host the Phoenix Suns in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals. Join us live on Sky Sports Main Event and Arena from 2am After the Phoenix Suns failed on their first chance to close out the Western Conference finals, the Clippers will bring renewed life into Game 6 on Wednesday night at Los Angeles.
After the Phoenix Suns failed on their first chance to close out the Western Conference finals, the Clippers will bring renewed life into Game 6 on Wednesday at Los Angeles. The Clippers cut the Suns' series lead to 3-2 on Monday with a 116-102 triumph in Phoenix as they attempt to overturn a 2-0 deficit for the third straight time this postseason.
Oddsmakers expect a Game 7 in the NBA Western Conference finals and favor the Los Angeles Clippers to win Game 6 at home on Wednesday. The Clippers won 116-102 as road underdogs in Game 5 at Phoenix on Monday night to push the series to a sixth game at Staples Center, even without two regular starters, thanks to a 41-point night from Paul George.
Paul George silenced his doubters with a dynamic second half as the Clippers extended their season. View the original article to see embedded media. PHOENIX – The ball squirted loose, Cam Johnson picked it up and in that moment, every critic of Paul George began warming up sizzling social media takes.
PHOENIX – The ball squirted loose, Cam Johnson picked it up and in that moment, every critic of Paul George began warming up sizzling social media takes. A pair of turnovers and a sloppy foul from George had freed the Suns to whittle what was a 13-point fourth quarter lead down to four.
Coverage of the NBA playoffs continues on Tuesday night as the Milwaukee Bucks visit the Atlanta Hawks 2-1 up in the Eastern Conference Finals. Join us live from 1:30am on Sky Sports Main Event & Arena 2:05 Are you dizzy yet? Does your head feel like it's been caught in the spin cycle of a highly efficient washing machine?
Phoenix lead best-of-seven series 3-2 over Los Angeles Clippers overcome absence of Kawhi Leonard and Ivica Zubac Associated Press Paul George scored 41 points, Reggie Jackson added 23 and the resilient Los Angeles Clippers staved off elimination by beating the Phoenix Suns 116-102 on Monday night in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals.
Paul George scores 41 points, a playoff career high, to help LA Clippers stave off elimination in Phoenix
PHOENIX -- After scoring a playoff-career-high 41 points on seven different Phoenix Suns defenders to help the LA Clippers stave off elimination, Paul George took a well-deserved seat with 1:14 remaining in Monday night's Game 5 when he was greeted by a line of Clippers coaches all congratulating him one-by-one.
Coverage of the NBA playoffs continues on Tuesday night as the Milwaukee Bucks visit the Atlanta Hawks 2-1 up in the Eastern Conference Finals. Join us live from 1:30am on Sky Sports Main Event & Arena Trailing for the first time all night and staring at elimination in the series, the Los Angeles Clippers knew exactly what to do.
Paul George scored a postseason-career-best 41 points, Reggie Jackson ignited a late spurt and the Los Angeles Clippers staved off elimination in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals on Monday night, holding off the host Phoenix Suns for a 116-102 victory. The win in a potential season-ending game was the third of the postseason for the Clippers, who now return home down 3-2 for Game 6 in the best-of-seven series on Wednesday.