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Ayton soars for last-second alley-oop, Suns beat Clippers

Posted at 7:40 AM, Jun 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-23 10:40:34-04

PHOENIX (AP) — Deandre Ayton jammed an alley-oop pass from Jae Crowder with 0.7 seconds left, giving the Phoenix Suns a thrilling 104-103 win over the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals.

The Suns were down one with 0.9 seconds left when Crowder lofted a high pass on an out-of-bounds play on the baseline. A soaring Ayton came down the lane and stuffed it through the net over L.A.’s Ivica Zubac as the crowd roared at Phoenix Suns Arena.

The referees spent about a minute reviewing the play before ruling that the basket was good. Game 3 is on Thursday in Los Angeles.