The Phoenix Suns are in the NBA Finals for the third time in their history.
The team around leader Chris Paul won game six on Wednesday evening (local time) against the Los Angeles Clippers 130: 103 and decided the Western Conference Finals 4: 2 for themselves.
The Suns have never been champions in the best basketball league in the world and last played for the title in the 1992/1993 season.
The Clippers have to wait for the first participation in the finals.
For the championship, the Suns play against either the Milwaukee Bucks or the Atlanta Hawks.
The Suns dominated the game most of the time and only fell behind briefly once. Even without their still injured star Kawhi Leonard, the Clippers had good phases and seemed to be on the right track, driven by the fans in the Staples Center, but never really brought the Arizona team into trouble. Paul directed his teammates with all his routine and class and at the end of an outstanding final quarter posted a total of 41 points, eight assists and four rebounds. For him it is his first participation in the NBA finals.
“That sounds damn good. That was a lot of work. A lot of work, ”Paul told ESPN. "Man, that feels good." Paul has been in the NBA for 16 years and has long been one of the top point guards. “We still have a lot of work to do, but we'll enjoy it. 16 years, operations, hard defeats - but tonight we will enjoy, ”he said after the Suns received the trophy for winning the Western Conference.