Phoenix Suns, Champions of the Western Conference
With great performance from your star base, Chris Paul, the Phoenix Suns were declared the Western Conference champions by defeating the LA Clippers 130-103 in Game 6 to return to the NBA Finals after 28 years.
He finished CP3 with 41 points, eight assists and 4 tables issue for the Suns who will play their third NBA Finals in their history where they will meet the winner of the Eastern Final the Atlanta Hawks or the Milwaukee Bucks, whose series tied 2-2.
CP3 reached the NBA Finals for the first time in his 16-season career at the same Staples where he helped give the Clippers some respect during his six seasons.
The Suns reached the NBA Finals in 1993 under Charles Barkley, but lost to Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls in six games. Their only final appearance was in 1976, when they lost in six games to the Boston Celtics.
The Suns playoff round ignited an inactive fan base that hadn’t seen their team in the post-season since 2010. The Suns will cheer on these fans in the Finals as well, as they will count their home advantage against anyone. Eastern Conference due to best regular season record.
“I’m sorry when we go out to the field,” Monty Williams, the (fan support) coach said at the start of the series. “This environment, I don’t know of any other like it. There may be some of it noisy, but nobody is louder than our fans on match nights.”
Williams’ first season as a head coach in the NBA came in 2010-11 when CP3 was his starting guard with the Pelicans. Now the couple will be heading to the Championship Tour together.
“I’ve known Chris for 11 years, so we could be here all day talking about our friendship. He’s bigger than basketball. There’s a connection with tough conversations, training, texting. , FaceTime, watching games. Maybe.” This and a few other things catch my eye.”
And the Suns will need more victories – four, to be precise, for the first title in their 53 years of existence.