PHOENIX SUNS

Suns win breaks losing streak of Chris Paul teams refereed by Scott Foster

Jun 22, 2021, 7:30 PM | Updated: Jun 23, 2021, 1:07 am
NBA referee Scott Foster (middle). (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)...
NBA referee Scott Foster (middle). (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
(Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

The Phoenix Suns came into Tuesday night’s Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals knowing they were facing a tough Los Angeles Clippers team.

The game was also being refereed by Scott Foster, which appeared not to be advantageous for the Suns considering the history he has with Chris Paul’s teams.

That’s because Paul’s teams — regardless if the Point God plays or not — had lost 11 straight games in which Foster has officiated.

The Suns point guard was out for Tuesday night’s Game 2 due to the NBA’s health and safety protocols.

Yet the team was able to pick up the win regardless as Deandre Ayton’s last-second alley-oop dunk gave the Suns a 104-103 victory over the Clippers and a 2-0 lead in the series, snapping the streak.

During the game, the Valley made its displeasure of Foster known, including during a double-technical that was called on the Suns’ Jae Crowder and Clippers Marcus Morris in the first quarter.

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