The Phoenix Suns finished with an 84-80 win over the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals on Saturday at Staples Center, a game that cemented a 3-1 series lead after both teams struggled to generate offense.
Clippers forward Paul George missed a pair of free throws while the Suns held an 81-78 lead with 6.3 seconds left. After George’s intentional miss on the second foul shot, Clippers forward DeMarcus Cousins grabbed a rebound and drew a foul. After making the first shot, Cousins intentionally missed but lost possession because he hit the shot off the backboard.
Before that, Suns guard Chris Paul made a pair of foul shots to give the Suns an 81-78 lead with seven seconds left after the Clippers intentionally fouled him. On the previous play, Suns guard Mikel Bridges fouled George with 13.2 seconds left to prevent the chance of the Clippers forcing overtime with a buzzer-beating 3-pointer. He made both foul shots then.