Phoenix Suns fans pack the house in Game 5 sellout
Jun 1, 2021, 10:00 PM | Updated: 11:59 pm
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It was a full house at Phoenix Suns Arena for Game 5 on Tuesday night vs. the Los Angeles Lakers.
The Suns lifted their seating restrictions to full capacity on Tuesday, for the first time in the 2020-21 season.
A sellout crowd of 16,163 fans were in attendance to watch the Suns defeat the Lakers 115-85 and take a 3-2 series lead.
The energy in the building was through the roof before the game even started.
the crowd has formally requested that the phoenix suns beat LA tn pic.twitter.com/ewDkylPhH8
— katherine fitzgerald 🌵🗞 (@kfitz134) June 2, 2021
— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) June 2, 2021
Fans were chanting “Beat LA” pregame and throughout the game.
Former Suns guard Rex Chapman was in the stands to support his former ball club.
— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) June 2, 2021
Arizona Cardinals teammates Kyler Murray and J.J. Watt were also in attendance to cheer on Phoenix.
The people are excited to see J.J Watt pic.twitter.com/OiaZ7MTIaT
— Kellan Olson (@KellanOlson) June 2, 2021
The first of many playoff atmospheres that J.J. Watt and Kyler Murray will experience in Arizona pic.twitter.com/8uiO1tHz6M
— Steve Helwick (@s_helwick) June 2, 2021
Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi, who is nursing a fractured sternum, was in the crowd at Phoenix Suns Arena as well to root on the Suns.
Diana Taurasi thinking about jumping in for the Lakers pic.twitter.com/88xic5L4r5
— CJ Fogler #BlackLivesMatter (@cjzero) June 2, 2021
The Suns will look to close out the first round matchup against the Lakers in Game 6 on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
Catch all the action on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station.