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Duke Brotherhood Playoff Watch: Clippers Bounce Back Against Suns

Luke Kennard had a decent night off the bench

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Phoenix Suns v Los Angeles Clippers - Game Three
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 24: Chris Paul #3 of the Phoenix Suns passes to teammate Cameron Johnson #23 against Reggie Jackson #1, Nicolas Batum #33 and Luke Kennard #5 of the LA Clippers during the second half of game three of the Western Conference Finals at Staples Center on June 24, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. 
Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

Well it won’t be Suns In Four this time: in Thursday’s Duke Brotherhood Playoff action, the Clippers asserted themselves and won 106-92.

Chris Paul was back for Phoenix but it didn’t matter. He and backcourt mate Devin Booker were held to 10-40. and 3-14 from behind the line.

It was the Clippers’ night which was underscored by a 21-3 run in the second half. Even more impressive was that Phoenix got Paul back but LA is still without Kawhi Leonard. Given that LA should be up 2-1, they should be feeling pretty good about things.

Luke Kennard came off the bench for nine points on 2-5 from outside and 3-7 overall.

On Friday, the Hawks and Bucks move to Game 2 and we’ll see if Cam Reddish, who is back from injury, gets to play.