The Clippers went out of their way to win Game 2 against the Phoenix Suns in stride. After two clutch hits from Paul George, one clutch block from Ivica Zubac and one clutch deviation from Patrick Beverley, it all came down to Paul George who made two free throws – he didn’t. made.
Paul George scored 10 points on 5 shots in the fourth quarter, but unfortunately that won’t be remembered. The only thing Paul George’s performance in Game 2 will likely be remembered is that he missed two free throws in a row as the Clippers led 1 point with 8 seconds left. It was only the second time this season that Paul George had missed two free throws in a row. There was nothing he could do but admit that he had missed the shots.
“I’m still confident on the free throw line,” said Paul George. “I’ve always been successful in the clutch moments on the free throw line. Tonight I just didn’t manage to increase the lead. I’m not going to put on too much.”
The Clippers still had a shot at winning the game even after George incredibly missed both free throws in a row. Somehow, the Phoenix Suns managed to get a dunk with 0.9 seconds left in the game. It was a most anticipated game, which Suns coach Monty Williams called it, and the Clippers, sadly, didn’t stop it.
Being down 2-0 is nothing new for the Clippers in this playoffs. They only did that in every round of the playoffs. Things will be a little different this time around as the Suns will get Chris Paul back and the Clippers might not get Kawhi Leonard back. Either way, the Clippers remain confident in their chances.
“We lost two at home to start our playoffs,” said Paul George. “We could have been down by that point. Game 3, we were on the road. We just found a way. And that doesn’t make it any different. We have to find a way to make our way back into the series.”