If this has not been one of the craziest postseasons in recent memory, and injuries have been plenty. No team has been spared from the injury bug.
Last game, we saw Paul George erupt for the best playoff game of his career. He absolutely carried the Clippers in the third quarter when no one else could contribute on offense.
The Clippers were tougher in game five, and when you are in desperation mode like they are, the Suns are going to have to find a way to answer the call.
Everyone's a little banged up and a little bit tired at this point, but this is where legacies are made, and winners are born.
Let’s break down the matchup and help you determine your best bets.
Phoenix Suns Betting Preview: Can we get the ball to DeAndre Ayton more?
After his breakout performance in game four, it was head-scratching to see Ayton only attempt nine total shots in game five.
The Clippers were without Ivica Zubac, so there was not really a big man in the way of Ayton scoring in the paint, but the Suns refused to post him up.
With how troublesome it was for them to score, I thought they might utilize Ayton in the post as a different kind of look for their offense.
They will need him and everyone else to step up offensively in this game. They will also have to watch out for the Clippers’ zone again, as they opened game five in a zone.
Los Angeles Clippers Betting Preview: Paul George elevating his status
It is unclear exactly how hurt Kawhi Leonard is and what the situation is with his knee.
What is clear is how Paul George finally answered the call of the superstar with Leonard being out.
George is leading this team to places where the franchise has never been before, and he absolutely put the team on his back in the last game.
They needed every last one of his points to stay alive, and George gave it everything.
Hopefully, for the Clippers’ sake, he can do it again for game six to try and force a game seven.
Suns @ Clippers Betting Odds and Lines
Coming into this Wednesday night game six, the people over at MyBookie have the Phoenix Suns favored on the road over the Los Angeles Clippers by one point.
This line surprises me, as it seems like the Clippers have stolen some momentum for this series and will have their home crowd behind them.
Free Betting Pick
These two teams are pretty even across the board at this point, and the Clippers have managed to find a way to get things done without their best player.
I think they will play in desperation mode again and force game seven for this Western Conference Finals. I am taking Los Angeles to win Wednesday night.