Two moments during Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals had Chris Paul on the floor. The incidents were quickly picked up on by NBA Twitter, who created some glorious Chris Paul flop memes.
Patrick Beverley mocks Chris Paul’s flop
Patrick Beverley has established himself as the NBA’s no.1 pain-in-the-behind.
His dogged defensive displays and all-round spiky persona has a tendency to rub players – and rival fans – up the wrong way.
However, if you’re a neutral – or indeed a Clippers fan – Pat Bev is comedy gold.
And he provided yet more comic relief in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals.
Midway through the third quarter, Suns guard Chris Paul attempted a 3-pointer only to be taken down by Beverley.
CP3 landed hard and looked to be in pain, but Pat Bev was positively nonplussed.
As Paul remained grounded, Beverley gestured towards the downed star, suggesting he was flopping.
Chris Paul flop meme is born
As mentioned, NBA Twitter generally loves Pat Bev as he provides more memes and funny moments than almost any other player.
After the incident with Chris Paul, Twitter did its thing, and thus, a Chris Paul flop meme was born.
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Paul George also has CP3 on skates
Twitter also reacted to a moment in the third quarter when Paul George had Chris Paul on skates.
George sent the veteran flying before draining a three-pointer.
Again, Twitter memed poor Chris Paul.
Clippers take Game 5 vs the Suns
The Clippers were able to overcome the Suns in Game 5 behind Paul George’s 41 points.
The 116-102 victory leaves the best-of-seven series poised at 3-2 heading into Game 6 in LA on Wednesday.
The win marked the third time during this season’s play-offs that the Clippers have won an elimination game.