Chris Paul Erupts for 41 as Suns Eliminate Clippers, Advance to 2021 NBA Finals

The Phoenix Suns will be playing in the NBA Finals for the first time since 1993 after defeating the host Los Angeles Clippers 130-103 in Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals on Wednesday at Staples Center.

Chris Paul’s 41 points on 16-of-24 shooting (7-of-8 from three-point range) and eight assists guided the Suns, who also benefitted from Devin Booker’s 22 points and Deandre Ayton’s 16-point, 17-rebound double-double.

Phoenix shot 56.4 percent from the field and hit 17-of-31 three-pointers. A 16-3 run that spanned the end of the third quarter and the beginning of the fourth gave Phoenix a comfortable 105-85 lead en route to the 27-point win.