Clippers vs Suns Recap: NBA February 17th, 2023

Clippers vs Suns recap for Thursday, February 17th, 2023. The Suns (now 32-28 this season) lost to the Clippers, who are now 33-28.

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The NBA is now officially in its All-Star break. The final game before the break involved the Phoenix Suns. They hosted the LA Clippers on Thursday night’s late game.

In a game involving two contenders in the Western Conference, the Clippers won in a contest that was fairly close at the final buzzer. They put up a single-digit spread in the game, winning by 9 points. The final score was LA 116, and Phoenix 107 as the Suns suffered what is a rare setback these days.

Clippers vs Suns: Paul George and Terance Mann score 26

With the loss, the Suns are now 32-28 overall on the season. Their top scorer in the game, on Phoenix’s side, was Josh Okogie. He 24 points and a game-high for minutes at 41 as the Suns head into the break on a losing note. They have been in good form of late and will be tough to contend with if everyone is healthy when the action resumes after the break.

Phoenix Suns: Recent Form Alert

  • Phoenix Suns were 21-24 (January 18th, 2023)
  • Following Thursday’s game, they are 32-28
  • Phoenix is 11-4 in the 15 games heading into the All-Star break

Meanwhile, the Clippers improved to 33-28 with the 9-point victory. The top scorers in the game were Paul George and Terance Mann. They each had a very good 26 points in the contest, an output that was a little uncharacteristic for the latter player.

LA goes into the break as one of the contenders in the Pacific Division. The Sacramento Kings have a one-game lead over LA. But none of the five teams in the division are out of the picture. Even the last-placed Lakers have some hope after all the roster improvements they made.

Phoenix Suns: #7 Ranked Team at a Glance

  • Overall record: 32-28
  • Home record: 20-10
  • Away record: 12-18
  • Winning/losing streak: L1
  • Last ten games: 7-3

The NBA regular season is now on hiatus until next Thursday. In the meantime, we’ll be looking at NBA win totals, All-Star-related markets, and possibly some key NCAA basketball games to fill the gap.

Further reading: NBA Power Rankings

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