“Looks like he will miss games 3-5” Chris Paul, series out?
Chris Paul (Phoenix) will be away for the time being. If Phoenix doesn’t drag the series into the long run, his season could be over.
Shams Charania, a reporter for the local press ‘The Athletic’, said on the 3rd (Korean time), “Paul decided to have a re-examination for a groin injury in a week. The Phoenix Suns are preparing to play Games 3-5 without Paul.”
Paul was substituted due to an injury in Game 2 of the 2023 NBA Western Conference Playoffs against the Denver Nuggets. He suffered a groin injury midway through the third quarter while competing for a rebound with Kentavious Caldwell Pope, and has not returned to the court since. Phoenix also lost 87-97, remaining 2 losses in the series.
Back at home, Phoenix will try to fight back, but they’re likely to play at least three games without a pole. If Denver sweeps the series and advances to the Western Conference Finals, it will finish the season without returning to Polo.
Paul was averaging 13.2 points, 5 rebounds, 7.7 assists and 2 steals in 6 playoff games. Phoenix is also considering using Devin Booker as a point guard while Paul is away.
Phoenix coach Monty Williams said, “As Booker is under a lot of physical pressure, the opponent will also put more pressure on him. Booker has to overcome this, and I have to find a way for him to overcome it too.”메이저놀이터
Phoenix and Paul each have no championship experience. Phoenix recruited Kevin Durant through a big deal at the end of the 2022-2023 season and raised the number of wins, but faced a major crisis before reaching the Western Conference Finals. Will Phoenix and Paul not be able to shake off their resentment this season?