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NBA: Clippers Beat Suns in Playoff Action

Elton Brand scored 30 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the Los Angeles Clippers to a 118-106 win over the Phoenix Suns Thursday in National Basketball Association playoff action.

Corey Maggette added 25 points for the Clippers, who avoided elimination to tie the best of seven Western Conference playoff series at three games a piece.

Shawn Marion led the Suns' scoring effort with 34 points, while teammate Leandro Barbosa added 25.

The series heads back to Phoenix for the seventh and deciding game, which is scheduled for Monday.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.