“Beat L.A.! Beat L.A.!”
Phoenix fans broke out a favorite chant as the Suns handed Kawhi Leonard and the Los Angeles Clippers their first loss of the season. Devin Booker scored 30 points, Kelly Oubre Jr. added 20 and the Suns prevailed 130-122 for their first win in the series in more than three years.
Phoenix snapped a 12-game losing streak to the Clippers and won for the first time since losing starting center after he tested positive for a diuretic.
Los Angeles was led by Montrezl Harrell’s 28 points. Leonard added 27 points, eight rebounds and 10 assists.
Player of the game: Booker. He battled through foul trouble, went nose-to-nose with top NBA defensive bulldog Patrick Beverley and led the Suns to an early