With the best performance from your Starbase, Chris Paul, The Phoenix Suns Western Conference champions, defeated LA Clippers 130-103 in Game 6 to return to the NBA Final after 28 years.
CB3 ended with 41 points, eight assists and 4 schedules for the Suns, who play in the third NBA Finals in their history, where they will face the winner of the Eastern Final, the Atlanta Hawks or Milwaukee Bucks, whose series is 2-2.
He reached the CB3 NBA Finals for the first time in his 16-season career at the same Staples Center, where he helped give the Clippers little respect in his six seasons.
The Suns last reached the NBA Finals under Charles Barclay in 1993, but lost to Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls in six games. Their only final was in 1976 when they lost six games to the Boston Celtics.
The Suns’ playoff run since 2010 has provoked an inactive fan base that has not seen their team since the postseason. Those fans at Suns will support them in the finals too because they will count the home advantage against anyone. Eastern Conference due to their excellent regular season record.
“I’m sorry when we go out on the court,” coach Monty Williams said at the start of the series (fan support). “That environment, I don’t know of any other environment like this. Some may be louder, but no one is louder than our fans on game nights.”
Williams’ first season as head coach of the NBA came in 2010-11, when he was his point guard with the CB3 Pelicans. Now the pair will go on to the championship round together.
“I’ve known Chris for 11 years, so we can talk about our friendship all day,” Williams said before Game 6. “He’s bigger than basketball. He has a connection and cousin from difficult conversations, training, texting, watching facetime, games. It catches my eye with a few other things.”
The Suns will need a few more hits – four, to be precise, to take home the first title in their 53 years.