The Suns won 93-90 against the Clippers on Thursday in Phoenix. The team keeps their playoff hopes alive with the win as they continue their way through a rollercoaster of a year. One thing that has certainly been lacking from the Suns is consistency as on any given night one can not say who will win a game the Suns are playing in. The Suns also hurt the Clippers chances of winning their division as they have been trying to catch the Lakers who have led since shortly after the All-Star break. The Suns still need to win and get help to make the big dance this year.
Dudley led the Suns from the field with 18 points. Gortat grabbed 14 rebounds while Nash contributed to the win by getting 6 assists. The Suns were able to have luck from the field and scored over 20 points in each quarter. In the first they scored 27, which was the most scored by the team all day. The Suns have their work cut out for them if they plan to make the playoffs as they still face tough competition to close out the year. Time will tell what kind of a team they are and if they have enough to make it.
The Clippers are now 39-24 on the season while dropping their road record to 16-15. The Clippers got 19 points from Paul who led all. He also had 10 assists to get a double-double on the day. Griffin led the team in rebounds with 11. The Clippers now find themselves further back of the Lakers who they have been trying to drastically catch up to in order to win the division.