What: LA Clippers at Phoenix Suns, Game 2, Western Conference Finals (Suns lead 1-0)When: Tuesday, 6:00 PMWhere: Phoenix Suns ArenaWatch: Bally Sports Arizona and ESPNListen: 98. 7 FMBetting Line: Suns favored by 5 points as of Tuedsay morning. . . Check the latest odds hereThe Western Conference Playoffs continues today with Game 2 between the Phoenix Suns and the Los Angeles Clippers. The Suns won Game 1, 120-114, behind All-Star Devin Booker 40-point triple double only the second such game in Phoenix Suns playoff history (Charles Barkley, 1993). Booker became only the 9th player in league history to record a game in the playoffs. The Suns have now won 8 straight games the longest of the season for this team, and the longest EVER for a Suns playoff team in the franchise 54-year history (including 30 playoff runs). This 8-game playoff streak is the longest since 2017 when the Warriors reeled off 15 straight https://www.phoenixfanstoreonline.com/Devin_Booker_Flag-89. Reminder: it only takes 16 to win a title. The Clippers stayed close with their incredible three-point shooting, making 20 three-pointers in Sunday loss. That was the Clippers second straight 20-three postseason game (only 3rd team in league history to do so) and 5th straight postseason game with 15+ threes (4th team in league history). Now we are on to Game 2 with the same cast of characters as Sunday game. The Suns want to repeat their game plan on offense while increasing the resistance to Clippers star Paul George, while the Clippers will want to ramp up their energy on defense to make their shooting the difference in a win. Terance Mann had an epic offensive explosion (39 points) in the Clippers close-out game over the Jazz in Leonard absence. Clippers UpdateFor one thing, they won be tired this time. In Game 1 on Sunday, the Clippers were running on fumes after a high-energy win over the Jazz on Friday night to come back from a 25-point third quarter deficit to the Jazz at home. They outscored the Jazz 81-47 in the second half alone! Their tired legs resulted in defensive breakdowns in the 4th quarter. They also played 11 guys in Game 1, a Ty Lue pattern to get guys rest early in the series so they put out maximum effort in the closeout games https://www.phoenixfanstoreonline.com/Devin_Booker_Hoodie-45. Twice the Clippers have gone down 0-2 to start a series and have won 8 of 9 total games after that. Watch out for how deep Lue will go into his bench this time, to get an idea how badly he wants to win this game. Paul George is living his best life these days. He been excellent in the playoffs and now gets to face the team he loves to play the very most. In four games against the Suns this year, George has made 7 three-pointers in THREE of them, shooting better than 50% overall from deep against the Suns on high volume. As the series wears on, I am highly curious how PG does against the cadre of wing defenders. Marcus Morris may or may not be hurting (left knee). He played only 21 minutes on Sunday in Game 1, but is not listed on any injury report. Morris has become the Clippers second-leading scorer with Leonard out, so they will need him to perform well if theye going to beat the Suns. Suns UpdateCan the Phoenix Suns protect home court again without their leader and point guard, Chris PaulCameron Payne was his herky-jerky self in Game 1 in a starting role. He looked sometimes out of control, but his final stat line was excellent: 11 points (5-10 shooting) Dario Saric Hoodie, 9 assists, 1 turnover. I am so excited that we are living in the House of Payne in the Western Conference Finals such a climb from being dumped from the NBA, dumped from the Chinese league and stuck in G-League purgatory.