Chris Paul rewrote the narrative of his career on Sunday by getting the Suns to touching distance of an NBA Final. In 2018 and 2019, while he was playing for the Houston Rockets, Paul had failed to get his team past the Golden State Warriors. The sport had called time on his career. But it seems he has much more left to offer.
The Nuggets Did Not Pose A Threat To The Suns
Before the season had started, not many had fancied this year’s Phoenix Suns squad. But here they are, taking down the top dogs one after the other. The team’s latest casualty was NBA MVP Nikola Jokic and his Denver Nuggets. With Chris Paul leading the charge, the Suns completed a sweep in the second round of the playoffs. Paul scored 37 points, his highest in the season.
Paul did not even attempt a 3-pointer through the whole game. But there was no need for such exciting plays on the night. He did what he needed to do, scoring 14 out of the 19 attempts. This season, the Suns’ mid-maestro had been ranked 5th in the running for MVP. However, he has led Phoenix to a first-ever playoff in over ten years of the franchise. Presently, not just the finals but the whole championship can go to the Suns.
The Suns do not seem to have any weak points. Deandre Ayton is performing more than what was expected. Cam Johnson and Mikal Bridges are literal studs in both ways of plays. They are both versatile and deep. Furthermore, there is Cameron Payne, perhaps the best turnarounds NBA has ever seen. And their coach Monte Williams has a unique connection. Finally, Devin Booker continues to be the superstar in the team. On Sunday, he scored 34 points.