The Phoenix Suns defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 84-80 in Game 4, taking a 3-1 series lead.
Chris Paul, who finished with 18 points and seven assists, wasn't ready to look ahead at the NBA Finals.
"Not until the job is done. Not until the job is done," said Paul. "We can talk about all that then, but right now, it's just laser focus. Three wins don't win the series, so right now, we did what we came here to do. We wanted to get one of these, and now we got to stay focused and be ready to go back to our crowd."
Deandre Ayton added 19 points, 22 rebounds, and four blocks in the game.
Ayton praised Paul's impact on his career afterwards.
"I love CP, man. That's really the only teammate that really pushed me. Like big-bro-type push. I think he was the best thing that happened to my career. I can say that every day," said Ayton.
Monty Williams also kept his perspective in the series, saying that the Suns will need to improve to beat a desperate Clippers team in Game 5.
"Yes, we are one win away from where we want to go, but we got to look at the film, prepare even better and, step by step, pound the rock over the next couple of days so that we can be better when we play this team again, because we know we're going to see a desperate team."