UNITED STATES.- With the best performance of Paul George in a playoffs, the Los Angeles Clippers achieved a valuable 116-102 victory on Monday at the Phoenix Suns’ court with which they approach 3-2 in the final of the Western Conference of the NBA.

Paul George, assuming the stripes in this series against the loss of Kawhi Leonard, was the great figure of the game with 41 points, the highest number of his postseason career, 13 points and 6 assists.

The forward scored 20 of his points in a frenzied third quarter while point guard Reggie Jackson (23 points) appeared with two 3-pointers in a row in the fourth quarter as the Suns got closer on the scoreboard.

With their star Kawhi Leonard in indefinite loss, the Clippers once again exhibited their survivability with which they already rallied 2-0 deficits in the first two rounds of these playoffs.

The Suns, meanwhile, squandered the first of their three chances to return to the NBA Finals after a 28-year absence.

Devin Booker (31 points), Chris Paul (22) and the rest of the Suns will have a new opportunity on Wednesday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

The winner of this series will play the Finals against the winner of the Eastern Conference final, which the Milwaukee Bucks dominate 2-1 against the Atlanta Hawks. With information from Excelsior

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