Clippers keep NBA title dream alive with Game 5 Western finals win over Suns

  • Phoenix lead best-of-seven series 3-2 over Los Angeles
  • Clippers overcome absence of Kawhi Leonard and Ivica Zubac

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.

The short-handed Clippers were playing without two-time NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard and center Ivica Zubac, who missed his first game of the season with an MCL sprain in his right knee. They’ve already fought through two grueling series wins in these playoffs, coming back from 2-0 deficits to beat both the Dallas Mavericks and Utah Jazz.

Reggie Jackson

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