Checked for the first time in 28 years since 1993
In the 4th round of the West Conference Finals held at Staples Center on the 26th, Sands vs. Clippers won 84-80 after a super low score where the defense exceeded the offense. With this victory, Sands made the series 3 wins and 1 loss, and took the lead in advancing to the NBA Finals.
“It was a crazy match,” Sands’ Chris Paul, who sank a free throw in the final with 1.3 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter at 82-80, said in a post-match interview. The Staples Center is a garden-like venue for Paul, who has been with the Clippers for five years starting in the 2011-12 season.
“They (Clippers) are a team that fights everything. I have played many games at this venue. I have played in front of great fans. I still have something to do, but I can win. I’m happy “
From the beginning of the 4th quarter, both teams did not score for about 4 minutes. Paul said about these developments, “I was in a situation where I wanted a point, and I was sick of saying,’I have to score a point.'” He was the one. ” Eighton contributed to the victory with 19 points and 22 rebounds and 4 blocks, a career high in the playoffs.
Enthusiastic Sands fans rushed to the venue on this day as well. The next round 5 will be held in Phoenix, the home of Sands. Paul thanked Sands fans for being “the best fan of the league.”
“Next is home. The best fans in the league are waiting for you. You can do it in a great atmosphere. I knew that today’s game would be tough. (Audience seats at Staples Center) Section 114 I received love, energy, and cheers from me. “
Whether Sands, who is close to winning one more victory since 1993, will decide at home, or whether the Clippers will have the right to fight again at Staples Center, Round 5 will take place on the 28th.