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Devin Booker, Chris Paul get real on falling short vs. Clippers

Suns, Devin Booker, Chris Paul

In a heated battle on Thursday night, the Los Angeles Clippers were able to walk away victorious after defeating the Phoenix Suns 113-103. After suffering the loss, the Suns are now just two games ahead of the Clippers with the playoffs looming in the near distance.

Star players Devin Booker and Chris Paul shared their thoughts on the game after falling short of a win. It seemed that both liked the way the Suns played, as neither of them offered any excuses for the loss, per Gerald Bourguet.

“Running out of gas,” is common, especially this late in the season. The Suns have been one of the hottest teams in the league this year, but it will all be for naught if they can’t perform in the postseason. That seems to be what Chris Paul took away from the game.

Mistakes can happen and losses will come, but for a relatively young team, this should be the thought process within the organization. Take the loss from the Clippers as a learning experience. Don’t dwell on it and prepare for the next game. Los Angeles possibly showed some of their cards in Thursday night’s game, which means the Suns will be much more prepared for a potential matchup in the playoffs.

The Suns are in a great position to get back on track, as their next five games are against lesser opponents. Their next game is on Saturday night as the Suns take on the Washington Wizards. It should be a nice bounce-back game for the Suns and potentially push them closer to first place and the Jazz in the loaded Western Conference.